On patrol, near Suai (Wendy Sharpe, Private Cameron Simpson and unidentified soldier)

Accession Number ART91163
Collection type Art
Measurement Overall: 39.5 x 55.2 cm
Object type Work on paper
Physical description gouache, pencil on paper
Maker Sharpe, Wendy Elizabeth
Place made Australia: New South Wales, Sydney
Date made 2000
Conflict East Timor, 1999-2013
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
Creative Commons License This item is licensed under CC BY-NC

Depicts the artist Wendy Sharpe, Private Cameron Simpson and an unidentified soldier 'on patrol' near Suai, East Timor. `Virtually all my work is narrative, though not always as obviously as the work from East Timor. I often paint something I've experienced directly or that I've imagined, depicting a story or psychological state with a female protagonist. The paintings and drawings from Darwin and East Timor show what I experienced each day, like diary entries.' Wendy Sharpe, 29 May 2000. Wendy Sharpe was appointed official artist in December 1999, travelling to Darwin, where she attended briefing sessions with Australian INTERFET personnel. In East Timor she was attached to the Army History Unit in Dili, where she recorded the work of the Australian peacekeepers and East Timorese people.