Australian artist Baden Pailthorpe will join the Australian War Memorial from 1st July – 30th September 2013 as its first artist in residence. During his residency Pailthorpe will undertake extensive research into the Memorial’s collection to develop a new body of work pertaining to contemporary and historical conflict as well as exploring the impact of war on Australian society.

Baden Pailthorpe is a new media artist, writer and curator currently undertaking a PhD in new media aesthetics at the University of New South Wales, Sydney. His work engages with the aesthetics and technologies of contemporary conflict. Specifically, he works with popular cinema, war simulators and the media to produce digital film and still images. Pailthorpe holds masters degrees from l'Université Paris VIII and the College of Fine Arts, UNSW. His works are held in private and public collections, including the Australian War Memorial.

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.


Very Few Good Men (excerpt)
HD colour video, stereo audio, 16:9, 2 mins
Purchased 2012

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