Sandbag position, Komoro Airport, Dili

Place Asia: East Timor, Dili
Accession Number ART91051
Collection type Art
Measurement Overall: 27.6 x 58.1 cm
Object type Drawing
Physical description gouache on paper
Maker Amor, Rick
Place made Australia: Victoria, Melbourne
Date made 1999
Conflict East Timor, 1999-2013
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
Creative Commons License This item is licensed under CC BY-NC

Depicts an Australian soldier sitting in a sandbag position with the Minimi (Light Support Weapon) at the ready at Komoro Airport, Dili, East Timor. This work reveals much about the mundane, everyday aspects of peacekeeping witnessed by Amor, emphasising the physicality of the soldiers and their work. Rick Amor was appointed official artist, East Timor, in 1999 and spent time with the Australian led International Force there (INTERFET) .