In March 2007, collaborative artists Lyndell Brown and Charles Green travelled for six weeks through the Middle East, Afghanistan, and the Persian Gulf as the Australian War Memorial’s official war artists. Attached to the Australian Defence Force (ADF), they visited various Australian bases, which were generally part of larger US operations and compounds. Their paintings and photographs continue a tradition of official war art that began during the First World War.

Brown and Green’s works of art record the activities and experiences of the Australian troops. They are contemplative works that reveal new and strange configurations of landscape, culture, and technology. Brown and Green have been creating paintings and photographic works together since 1989.

You can see the paintings, photographs and some of the equipment used by the artists in our collection

Further information

Touring schedule
Gallery City State Start Finish
Ian Potter Museum of Art Melbourne VIC 05 November 2008 01 February 2009
Art Gallery of Ballarat Ballarat VIC 07 February 2009 03 May 2009
Benalla Art Gallery Benalla VIC 15 May 2009 05 July 2009
Gippsland Art Gallery Gippsland VIC 18 July 2009 13 September 2009
Fleet Air Arm Museum Nowra NSW 10 October 2009 13 December 2009
Queensland University of Technology Art Museum Brisbane QLD 07 January 2010 28 February 2010
Perc Tucker Regional Gallery Townsville QLD 06 March 2010 02 May 2010
Australian War Memorial Special Exhibitions Gallery Canberra ACT 21 May 2010 18 August 2010
Flinders University Art Museum Adelaide SA 22 October 2010 05 December 2010
Wagga Wagga Art Gallery Wagga Wagga NSW 4 May 2012 15 July 2012
Academy Gallery Launceston TAS 17 August 2012 14 September 2012
Katanning Gallery Katanning WA 29 September 2012 18 November 2012