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Ben Quilty - After Afghanistan

After three weeks talking to Australian servicemen and women in Afghanistan, artist Ben Quilty felt an overwhelming need to tell their stories. In October 2011 he became an official war artist, commissioned by the Australian War Memorial to record and interpret their experiences.

Through portraits, figurative subjects, still lifes and landscapes, Quilty explores the intense physicality of these soldiers and the emotional and psychological consequences of their service.

Click here for info on the opening night, here for the curatorial talk, and here for the exhibition.

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