ART IN CONFLICT: TRANSFORMING CONTEMPORARY ART AT AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL

Grant number: LP170100039 | Funding period: 2018 - 2021

Completed

Abstract

This project aims to investigate conflicts and compromises arising within official schemes for commissioning Australian contemporary war art, in partnership with the Australian War Memorial (AWM). The AWM has built on its Official War Artist scheme to transform the commissioning of war art, engaging high profile contemporary artists to produce often challenging work. This project will focus on this important yet under-researched national collection of art, placing it at the centre of current discussions around contemporary art and war. The project seeks to continue to transform the AWM’s curatorial approaches and build an enduring digital archive of analysis and interpretation.

University of Melbourne Researchers