Image copyright: © Australian War Memorial licensed copyright,

ID number ART90153
Title A question of time
Collection Art
Object type Print
Artist McDuff, Jennifer
Place made Australia: Tasmania, Launceston
Date made 1992
Medium photo-etching on paper with zinc etching plate and leather
Measurement image: 9.5 x 10.5 cm


Depicts a combat image taken in Vietnam. The image has been used to comment on Australia's inclusion in the First Gulf War in 1991, and the increasing participation of Australians in peacekeeping forces, posing the question of the inevitability of further war increasing the likelihood of further dirtect participation in these activities. The work also comments on the enduring impact of the Vietnam war experience on soldiers and their families.