Framing Conflict: Iraq and Afghanistan - Lyndell Brown and Charles Green
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.
- Artist statement and exhibition images
- Video Interview with Lyndell Brown and Charles Green (YouTube)
- The Framing Conflict catalogue that accompanies this exhibition is available on site from the Memorial Shop or in our online store.
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