Journal article

Revisioning Australia’s War Art: Four Painters as Citizens of the ‘Global South’

Lyndell Brown, Charles Green, Jon Cattapan, Paul Gough

Humanities | MDPI AG | Published : 2018

Abstract

This essay discusses the recent artistic depictions of contemporary war by four artist-academics based in Australia. The families of all four have served in some of the twentieth century’s major conflicts and, more recently, each has been commissioned in Australia or the UK to serve as war artists. Collaboratively and individually they produce artwork (placed in national collections) and then, as academics, have come to reflect deeply on the heritage of conflict and war by interrogating contemporary art’s representations of war, conflict and terror. This essay reflects on their collaborations and suggests how Australia’s war-aware, even war-like heritage, might now be re-interpreted not simp..

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