Be Deadly - NORFORCE

Place Oceania: Australia, Northern Territory, Darwin
Accession Number ART94987
Collection type Art
Measurement Sheet: 140 x 100 cm
Object type Work on paper
Physical description acrylic, collage elements and mixed media print with silver leaf on paper
Maker Albert, Tony
Place made Australia: New South Wales, Sydney
Date made 2012-2013
Conflict Period 2010-2019
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
Creative Commons License This item is licensed under CC BY-NC

In 2012 Tony Albert became the Australian War Memorial's first official war artist to be attached to the Army's Regional Surveillance Force North West Mobile Unit (NORFORCE).
'I saw the recruits as everyday superheros' they had this incredible power...they wanted to stand up in their communities and be proud and strong.' [Tony Albert, March 2013]
Within the Indigenous community the word 'deadly' is used to describe something that is good, amazing, the best. In an exuberant tribute to the young recruits he worked alongside the artist has created the ultimate NORFORCE recruitment poster.