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Tony Albert, Be Deadly - NORFORCE, drawing, acrylic, collage elements and mixed media print with silver leaf on paper, 2012-2013 Tony Albert, Be Deadly - NORFORCE, drawing, acrylic, collage elements and mixed media print with silver leaf on paper, 2012-2013 ART94987

In 2012 Tony Albert became the first Indigenous Australian to be appointed as official war artist and was deployed to one of the Army’s special Regional Surveillance Units North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE).  The result is a fascinating series of art works that honour the dedication and contribution of Indigenous Australians to the defence of Australia. These works are currently on display in the Western Courtyard Gallery at the Memorial.

Tony Albert will be at the Memorial during NAIDOC week 2014 to talk about his time in the Northern Territory, the people he met, the art works he created and what appointment as an official war artist has meant for his art practice.

The theme of NAIDOC week this year is ‘Serving Country: Centenary & Beyond’ and will honor Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who have worked defence of country (more info about NAIDOC week.)

This talk will take place in the Western Courtyard Gallery from 12.30 pm.

Free, no booking required

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