|Measurement||Unframed: 66 x 44.5 cm|
|Physical description||acrylic on canvas|
|Place made||Australia: New South Wales, Sydney|
Second World War, 1939-1945
Item copyright: AWM Licensed copyright
Coloured Diggers [panel 2]
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