ArtsForum - Lyndell Brown and Charles Green

Summary

ArtsForum is a series of free public lectures held at the University of Tasmania's School of Visual and Performing Arts, in the Inveresk Cultural Precinct. Students and members of the public are welcome to attend. Lectures are presented by staff, visiting scholars from Tasmania, mainland Australia and overseas, industry professionals and artists-in-residence.

Start Date

16th Aug 2012 12:30pm

End Date

16th Aug 2012 1:30pm

Venue

Lecture Theatre 1A181, School of Visual & Performing Arts

RSVP / Contact Information

Dr Sue Henderson P: 6324 4431 E. Susan.Henderson@utas.edu.au


Framing Conflict: Iraq and Afghanistan


image credit: Lyndell Brown and Charles Green, Portrait, Dr Jeff Brock, A.M.E. Surgeon, Kandahar, oil on linen, 21 x 31 cm AWM ART 93312

Image credit: Lyndell Brown and Charles Green, Portrait, Dr Jeff Brock, A.M.E. Surgeon, Kandahar, oil on linen, 21 x 31 cm AWM ART 93312

The Australian War Memorial’s travelling exhibition, Framing Conflict: Iraq and Afghanistan - presents the paintings and photographs that Lyndell Brown and Charles Green created in response to their 2007 tour of the Middle East, Afghanistan and the Persian Gulf, as part of the Australian War Memorial’s official war art scheme.

Created in a collaborative manner these enigmatic works provide a unique perspective on conflict. “This husband and wife team work together as one artist and both physically work on each painting. Their art is about combining and melding experiences.” said Warwick Heywood, exhibition curator, Australian War Memorial.

“Not only do Lyndell Brown and Charles Green’s works show us the experiences of Australian men and women involved in these difficult conflicts but they also reveal the strange and complex nature of contemporary warfare,” Mr Heywood said.

The Australian War Memorial’s Travelling Exhibitions Program is funded by the Australian Government’s Commemorations Program.


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