Coloured Diggers [panel 2]

Place Oceania: Australia
Accession Number ART96531.002
Collection type Art
Measurement Unframed: 66 x 44.5 cm
Object type Painting
Physical description acrylic on canvas
Maker Albert, Tony
Place made Australia: New South Wales, Sydney
Date made 2013
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: AWM Licensed copyright


Panel two of 'Coloured Diggers' a four panelled painting exploring the social and political legacies of Indigenous military service during the Second World War, and specifically the lack of recognition felt by many following their repatriation. In this panel the artist has blown up a vintage Second World War era comic strip pixeltaing it in vibrant opposing colours and adding his own text in black paint. The image takes up the whole of the picture and is a close up of two diggers facing the viewer. Above them is text painted in black within white speech bubbles.

Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program 2014