Biography

Birth date: 1981
Birth place: Australia: Queensland, North Queensland, Townsville

Tony Albert was born in Townsville, North Queensland in 1981 and holds a Bachelor of Visual Arts from the Queensland College of Art. He works in a number of art forms, including drawing, painting, photography, and installation. A founding member of Queensland's Indigenous art collective proppaNOW, his art explores political, historical and cultural issues relevant to Indigenous people in Australia today.

Albert exhibits internationally and nationally and has been the recipient of numerous awards and prizes. Most recently Albert won the City of Sydney commission to create a public artwork in Hyde Park. Titled 'Yininmadyemi - Thou didst let fall' the artwork honours the military service of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander service men and women and will be completed by Anzac Day 2015. Visit here for further information.

Albert's grandfather, Eddie Albert, enlisted in 1940. As a member of the 2/15th Battalion of the 9th Division he served in the Middle East before becoming a prisoner of war in Germany and Italy. His grandfather's service and postwar experience as an Aboriginal returned serviceman has been an ongoing source of inspiration for Albert.

Rolls and Awards

Collection Items

Art

Sketchbook containing 80 pages of drawings, compositions and notes relating to NORFORCE

Official war artist Tony Albert used this sketchbook while on deployment to NORFORCE in May 2012. It is a small black leather sketchbook of 40 leaves, 80 pages and 65 compositions. It is secured with a strip of black elastic.

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Educated White & Angry Blak (Gangurru Camouflage) [Diptych]

In 2012 Tony Albert became the Australian War Memorial's first official war artist to deploy with the Army's Regional Force Surveillance Unit, North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE). NORFORCE is a surveillance unit, and camouflage is an important part of its operations, assisting soldiers to move...

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Greens Skins (Guyula, Manakgu, Flowers, Warrior, Wunungmurra, Cooper, Evans, Langdon, Wilton, Yunupingu, Hodgson, Gunamalmal, Ladd, Satour, James, Kris, Wanambi, McPhee, Manmurulu, Martin)

NORFORCE personnel refer to each other as "green skins". A practice adopted by the ADF from the Indigenous Australian concept of different skin groups, it acts to unify the soldiers and build relationships with local communities. On a visit to the Memorial Albert observed that there were few...

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Coloured Diggers

This four panelled painting explores the social and political legacies of Indigenous military service during the Second World War, and specifically the lack of recognition felt by many following their repatriation.

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Be Deadly - NORFORCE

In 2012 Tony Albert became the Australian War Memorial's first official war artist to be attached to the Army's Regional Surveillance Force North West Mobile Unit (NORFORCE). 'I saw the recruits as everyday superheros' they had this incredible power...they wanted to stand up in their communities...

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Two Worlds Collide (Gangurru Camouflage)

In 2012 Tony Albert became the Australian War Memorial's first official war artist to deploy with the Army's Regional Force Surveillance Unit, North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE). NORFORCE is a surveillance unit, and camouflage is an important part of its operations, assisting soldiers to move...

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He was only 19 (Gangurru Camouflage)

In 2012 Tony Albert became the Australian War Memorial's first official war artist to deploy with the Army's Regional Force Surveillance Unit, North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE). NORFORCE is a surveillance unit, and camouflage is an important part of its operations, assisting soldiers to move...

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The Writing's on the wall (Gangurru Camouflage)

In 2012 Tony Albert became the Australian War Memorial's first official war artist to deploy with the Army's Regional Force Surveillance Unit, North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE). NORFORCE is a surveillance unit, and camouflage is an important part of its operations, assisting soldiers to move...

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Green Skin (Gangurru Camouflage)

In 2012 Tony Albert became the Australian War Memorial's first official war artist to deploy with the Army's Regional Force Surveillance Unit, North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE). NORFORCE is a surveillance unit, and camouflage is an important part of its operations, assisting soldiers to move...

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White Australia has a Blak History [Gangurru Camouflage]

In 2012 Tony Albert became the Australian War Memorial's first official war artist to deploy with the Army's Regional Force Surveillance Unit, North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE). NORFORCE is a surveillance unit, and camouflage is an important part of its operations, assisting soldiers to move...

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For my children's children (Gangurru Camouflage)

In 2012 Tony Albert became the Australian War Memorial's first official war artist to deploy with the Army's Regional Force Surveillance Unit, North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE). NORFORCE is a surveillance unit, and camouflage is an important part of its operations, assisting soldiers to move...

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Target (Gangurru Camouflage)

In 2012 Tony Albert became the Australian War Memorial's first official war artist to deploy with the Army's Regional Force Surveillance Unit, North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE). NORFORCE is a surveillance unit, and camouflage is an important part of its operations, assisting soldiers to move...

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We are all heroes

'We are all heroes' is a re-worked, found black velvet painting which explores the historical representation of Indigenous Australians through kitsch, mass produced tourist memorabilia and souvenirs. Velvet paintings of this type were historically sold either as finished products or as "paint by...

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We can be heroes just for one day (Gangurru Camouflage)

In 2012 Tony Albert became the Australian War Memorial's first official war artist to deploy with the Army's Regional Force Surveillance Unit, North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE). NORFORCE is a surveillance unit, and camouflage is an important part of its operations, assisting soldiers to move...

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What are we fighting for? (Gangurru Camouflage)

In 2012 Tony Albert became the Australian War Memorial's first official war artist to deploy with the Army's Regional Force Surveillance Unit, North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE). NORFORCE is a surveillance unit, and camouflage is an important part of its operations, assisting soldiers to move...

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Unknown Soldier (Gangurru Camouflage)

In 2012 Tony Albert became the Australian War Memorial's first official war artist to deploy with the Army's Regional Force Surveillance Unit, North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE). NORFORCE is a surveillance unit, and camouflage is an important part of its operations, assisting soldiers to move...

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We fight with guns and spears (Gangurru Camouflage)

In 2012 Tony Albert became the Australian War Memorial's first official war artist to deploy with the Army's Regional Force Surveillance Unit, North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE). NORFORCE is a surveillance unit, and camouflage is an important part of its operations, assisting soldiers to move...

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Forever Young (Gangurru Camouflage)

In 2012 Tony Albert became the Australian War Memorial's first official war artist to deploy with the Army's Regional Force Surveillance Unit, North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE). NORFORCE is a surveillance unit, and camouflage is an important part of its operations, assisting soldiers to move...

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Advance Australia Fair (Gangurru Camouflage)

In 2012 Tony Albert became the Australian War Memorial's first official war artist to deploy with the Army's Regional Force Surveillance Unit, North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE). NORFORCE is a surveillance unit, and camouflage is an important part of its operations, assisting soldiers to move...

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Mothers children brothers sisters torn apart (Gangurru Camouflage)

In 2012 Tony Albert became the Australian War Memorial's first official war artist to deploy with the Army's Regional Force Surveillance Unit, North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE). NORFORCE is a surveillance unit, and camouflage is an important part of its operations, assisting soldiers to move...

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War Memorial (Gangurru Camouflage)

In 2012 Tony Albert became the Australian War Memorial's first official war artist to deploy with the Army's Regional Force Surveillance Unit, North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE). NORFORCE is a surveillance unit, and camouflage is an important part of its operations, assisting soldiers to move...

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A Soldier for a Thousand Years (Gangurru Camouflage)

In 2012 Tony Albert became the Australian War Memorial's first official war artist to deploy with the Army's Regional Force Surveillance Unit, North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE). NORFORCE is a surveillance unit, and camouflage is an important part of its operations, assisting soldiers to move...

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There's many lost but tell me who has won [Gangurru Camouflage]

In 2012 Tony Albert became the Australian War Memorial's first official war artist to deploy with the Army's Regional Force Surveillance Unit, North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE). NORFORCE is a surveillance unit, and camouflage is an important part of its operations, assisting soldiers to move...

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Universal Soldier (Gangurru Camouflage)

In 2012 Tony Albert became the Australian War Memorial's first official war artist to deploy with the Army's Regional Force Surveillance Unit, North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE). NORFORCE is a surveillance unit, and camouflage is an important part of its operations, assisting soldiers to move...

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Coloured Diggers [panel 1]

Panel one of 'Coloured Diggers' a four panelled painting exploring the social and political legacies of Indigenous military service during the Second World War, and specifically the lack of recognition felt by many following their repatriation. In this panel the artist has blown up a vintage Second...

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Forgotten Heroes

In May 2012 Tony Albert was commissioned as an official war artist and spent two weeks training with the North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE). As a result of his experiences in the Northern Territory Albert created a significant body of work celebrating the contribution of contemporary young...

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Coloured Diggers [panel 2]

Panel two of 'Coloured Diggers' a four panelled painting exploring the social and political legacies of Indigenous military service during the Second World War, and specifically the lack of recognition felt by many following their repatriation. In this panel the artist has blown up a vintage Second...

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Coloured Diggers [panel 3]

Panel three of 'Coloured Diggers' a four panelled painting exploring the social and political legacies of Indigenous military service during the Second World War, and specifically the lack of recognition felt by many following their repatriation. This panel depicts a cartoon style explosion in...

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Coloured Diggers [panel 4]

Panel four of 'Coloured Diggers' a four panelled painting exploring the social and political legacies of Indigenous military service during the Second World War, and specifically the lack of recognition felt by many following their repatriation. For the fourth panel Albert has reproduced one of the...

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Photograph

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Informal portrait of Sharon Wunungmurra, Regional Surveillance Unit North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE), applying camouflage facepaint. One of a series of photographs taken by Tony Albert, the Australian War Memorial's first official artist to NORFORCE. In May 2012, Albert photographed members of...

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Informal portrait of Mel Langdon, Regional Surveillance Unit North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE), sitting on a camp bed. One of a series of photographs taken by Tony Albert, the Australian War Memorial's first official artist to NORFORCE. In May 2012, Albert photographed members of NORFORCE's 2012...

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Informal portrait of Jimmy Kris and Alistair Evans, new recruits from Regional Surveillance Unit North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE), assembling a clark mast radio. One of a series of photographs taken by Tony Albert, the Australian War Memorial's first official artist to NORFORCE. In May 2012,...

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Group portrait of Regional Surveillance Unit North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE) soldiers, left to right: Neil Hodgson; Benjamin Gurruwiwi; Sebastian Guyula; and Moses Wanambi. One of a series of photographs taken by Tony Albert, the Australian War Memorial's first official artist to NORFORCE. In...

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NORFORCE recruits, Neil Hodgson and Moses Wanambi, practicing navigational skills during initial training. One of a series of photographs taken by Tony Albert, the Australian War Memorial's first official artist for the North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE). In May 2012, the Memorial commissioned...

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NORFORCE recruits learning navigational skills. One of a series of photographs taken by Tony Albert, the Australian War Memorial's first official artist for the North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE). In May 2012, the Memorial commissioned Albert to explore the relationship between the Australian...

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NORFORCE recruits learning navigational skills. One of a series of photographs taken by Tony Albert, the Australian War Memorial's first official artist for the North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE). In May 2012, the Memorial commissioned Albert to explore the relationship between the Australian...

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A target sheet used for shooting practice by NORFORCE recruits. One of a series of photographs taken by Tony Albert, the Australian War Memorial's first official artist for the North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE). In May 2012, the Memorial commissioned Albert to explore the relationship between the...

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NORFORCE recuits learning to use navigation equipment. One of a series of photographs taken by Tony Albert, the Australian War Memorial's first official artist for the North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE). In May 2012, the Memorial commissioned Albert to explore the relationship between the...

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An unidentified NORFORCE recruit practicing navigational skills in bushland. One of a series of photographs taken by Tony Albert, the Australian War Memorial's first official artist for the North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE). In May 2012, the Memorial commissioned Albert to explore the relationship...

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NORFORCE recruits practicing navigational skills in bushland. One of a series of photographs taken by Tony Albert, the Australian War Memorial's first official artist for the North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE). In May 2012, the Memorial commissioned Albert to explore the relationship between the...

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Informal portrait of NORFORCE recruit Benjamin Gurruwiwi. One of a series of photographs taken by Tony Albert, the Australian War Memorial's first official artist for the North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE). In May 2012, the Memorial commissioned Albert to explore the relationship between the...

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Informal portrait of NORFORCE recruit Neil Hodgson. One of a series of photographs taken by Tony Albert, the Australian War Memorial's first official artist for the North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE). In May 2012, the Memorial commissioned Albert to explore the relationship between the Australian...

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Informal portrait of NORFORCE recruit Neil Hodgson. One of a series of photographs taken by Tony Albert, the Australian War Memorial's first official artist for the North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE). In May 2012, the Memorial commissioned Albert to explore the relationship between the Australian...

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Informal portrait of NORFORCE recruit Benjamin Gurruwiwi using navigation equipment. One of a series of photographs taken by Tony Albert, the Australian War Memorial's first official artist for the North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE). In May 2012, the Memorial commissioned Albert to explore the...

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Informal portrait of NORFORCE recruit Neil Hodgson. One of a series of photographs taken by Tony Albert, the Australian War Memorial's first official artist for the North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE). In May 2012, the Memorial commissioned Albert to explore the relationship between the Australian...

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Informal group portrait of NORFORCE recruits being instructed in navigational skills. One of a series of photographs taken by Tony Albert, the Australian War Memorial's first official artist for the North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE). In May 2012, the Memorial commissioned Albert to explore the...

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Informal portrait of NORFORCE recruit Moses Wanambi using navigation equipment. One of a series of photographs taken by Tony Albert, the Australian War Memorial's first official artist for the North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE). In May 2012, the Memorial commissioned Albert to explore the...

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One of a series of photographs taken by Tony Albert, the Australian War Memorial's first official artist for the North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE). In May 2012, the Memorial commissioned Albert to explore the relationship between the Australian Defence Force (ADF) and Indigenous Australians as a...

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Facilities and buildings at the Kangaroo Flats training area used by NORFORCE to train recruits. One of a series of photographs taken by Tony Albert, the Australian War Memorial's first official artist for the North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE). In May 2012, the Memorial commissioned Albert to...

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One of a series of photographs taken by Tony Albert, the Australian War Memorial's first official artist for the North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE). In May 2012, the Memorial commissioned Albert to explore the relationship between the Australian Defence Force (ADF) and Indigenous Australians as a...

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One of a series of photographs taken by Tony Albert, the Australian War Memorial's first official artist for the North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE). In May 2012, the Memorial commissioned Albert to explore the relationship between the Australian Defence Force (ADF) and Indigenous Australians as a...

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Informal portrait of NORFORCE recruit Farrah Flowers. One of a series of photographs taken by Tony Albert, the Australian War Memorial's first official artist for the North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE). In May 2012, the Memorial commissioned Albert to explore the relationship between the Australian...

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One of a series of photographs taken by Tony Albert, the Australian War Memorial's first official artist for the North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE). In May 2012, the Memorial commissioned Albert to explore the relationship between the Australian Defence Force (ADF) and Indigenous Australians as a...

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Informal portrait of NORFORCE recruit Neil Hodgson. One of a series of photographs taken by Tony Albert, the Australian War Memorial's first official artist for the North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE). In May 2012, the Memorial commissioned Albert to explore the relationship between the Australian...

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NORFORCE recruits learning to patrol. One of a series of photographs taken by Tony Albert, the Australian War Memorial's first official artist for the North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE). In May 2012, the Memorial commissioned Albert to explore the relationship between the Australian Defence Force...

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Informal portrait of NORFORCE recruit Brendan Yunupingu. One of a series of photographs taken by Tony Albert, the Australian War Memorial's first official artist for the North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE). In May 2012, the Memorial commissioned Albert to explore the relationship between the...

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One of a series of photographs taken by Tony Albert, the Australian War Memorial's first official artist for the North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE). In May 2012, the Memorial commissioned Albert to explore the relationship between the Australian Defence Force (ADF) and Indigenous Australians as a...

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Informal portrait of NORFORCE recruit Brendan Yunupingu. One of a series of photographs taken by Tony Albert, the Australian War Memorial's first official artist for the North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE). In May 2012, the Memorial commissioned Albert to explore the relationship between the...

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Informal portrait of NORFORCE recruit Neil Hodgson. One of a series of photographs taken by Tony Albert, the Australian War Memorial's first official artist for the North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE). In May 2012, the Memorial commissioned Albert to explore the relationship between the Australian...

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Informal portrait of NORFORCE recruit Moses Wanambi armed with a F88 Steyr rifle. One of a series of photographs taken by Tony Albert, the Australian War Memorial's first official artist for the North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE). In May 2012, the Memorial commissioned Albert to explore the...

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Informal portrait of NORFORCE recruit Moses Wanambi armed with a F88 Steyr rifle. One of a series of photographs taken by Tony Albert, the Australian War Memorial's first official artist for the North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE). In May 2012, the Memorial commissioned Albert to explore the...

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Informal portrait of NORFORCE recruit Moses Wanambi armed with a F88 Steyr rifle. One of a series of photographs taken by Tony Albert, the Australian War Memorial's first official artist for the North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE). In May 2012, the Memorial commissioned Albert to explore the...

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Informal NORFORCE recruit Benjamin Gurruwiwi and an unidentified recruit on patrol training. One of a series of photographs taken by Tony Albert, the Australian War Memorial's first official artist for the North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE). In May 2012, the Memorial commissioned Albert to explore...

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Informal portrait of NORFORCE recruit Farrah Flowers. One of a series of photographs taken by Tony Albert, the Australian War Memorial's first official artist for the North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE). In May 2012, the Memorial commissioned Albert to explore the relationship between the Australian...

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NORFORCE recruits training to use communication equipment. One of a series of photographs taken by Tony Albert, the Australian War Memorial's first official artist for the North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE). In May 2012, the Memorial commissioned Albert to explore the relationship between the...

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One of a series of photographs taken by Tony Albert, the Australian War Memorial's first official artist for the North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE). In May 2012, the Memorial commissioned Albert to explore the relationship between the Australian Defence Force (ADF) and Indigenous Australians as a...

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One of a series of photographs taken by Tony Albert, the Australian War Memorial's first official artist for the North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE). In May 2012, the Memorial commissioned Albert to explore the relationship between the Australian Defence Force (ADF) and Indigenous Australians as a...

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One of a series of photographs taken by Tony Albert, the Australian War Memorial's first official artist for the North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE). In May 2012, the Memorial commissioned Albert to explore the relationship between the Australian Defence Force (ADF) and Indigenous Australians as a...

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Informal portrait of NORFORCE recruit Brendan Yunupingu. One of a series of photographs taken by Tony Albert, the Australian War Memorial's first official artist for the North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE). In May 2012, the Memorial commissioned Albert to explore the relationship between the...

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Informal group portrait of NORFORCE recruits. One of a series of photographs taken by Tony Albert, the Australian War Memorial's first official artist for the North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE). In May 2012, the Memorial commissioned Albert to explore the relationship between the Australian Defence...

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Informal portrait of NORFORCE recruits, left to right; Brendan Yunuginpu. Identified, third from left, is Mahim Satour. One of a series of photographs taken by Tony Albert, the Australian War Memorial's first official artist for the North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE). In May 2012, the Memorial...

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One of a series of photographs taken by Tony Albert, the Australian War Memorial's first official artist for the North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE). In May 2012, the Memorial commissioned Albert to explore the relationship between the Australian Defence Force (ADF) and Indigenous Australians as a...

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One of a series of photographs taken by Tony Albert, the Australian War Memorial's first official artist for the North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE). In May 2012, the Memorial commissioned Albert to explore the relationship between the Australian Defence Force (ADF) and Indigenous Australians as a...

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Informal portrait of, left to right, NORFORCE recruit Benjamin Gurruwiwi and an unidentified recruit. One of a series of photographs taken by Tony Albert, the Australian War Memorial's first official artist for the North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE). In May 2012, the Memorial commissioned Albert to...

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Informal portrait of NORFORCE recruit Mel Langdon applying camouflage paint to his face. One of a series of photographs taken by Tony Albert, the Australian War Memorial's first official artist for the North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE). In May 2012, the Memorial commissioned Albert to explore the...

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Informal portrait of NORFORCE recruit Gordon Ladd applying camouflage paint to his face. One of a series of photographs taken by Tony Albert, the Australian War Memorial's first official artist for the North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE). In May 2012, the Memorial commissioned Albert to explore the...

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Informal portrait of NORFORCE recruit Moses Wanambi. One of a series of photographs taken by Tony Albert, the Australian War Memorial's first official artist for the North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE). In May 2012, the Memorial commissioned Albert to explore the relationship between the Australian...

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Informal portrait of two female NORFORCE recruits. Identified, first from left, is Farrah Flowers. One of a series of photographs taken by Tony Albert, the Australian War Memorial's first official artist for the North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE). In May 2012, the Memorial commissioned Albert to...

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Informal portrait of two NORFORCE recruits. Identified, first from left, is Ernest Warrior. One of a series of photographs taken by Tony Albert, the Australian War Memorial's first official artist for the North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE). In May 2012, the Memorial commissioned Albert to explore...

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One of a series of photographs taken by Tony Albert, the Australian War Memorial's first official artist for the North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE). In May 2012, the Memorial commissioned Albert to explore the relationship between the Australian Defence Force (ADF) and Indigenous Australians as a...

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One of a series of photographs taken by Tony Albert, the Australian War Memorial's first official artist for the North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE). In May 2012, the Memorial commissioned Albert to explore the relationship between the Australian Defence Force (ADF) and Indigenous Australians as a...

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One of a series of photographs taken by Tony Albert, the Australian War Memorial's first official artist for the North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE). In May 2012, the Memorial commissioned Albert to explore the relationship between the Australian Defence Force (ADF) and Indigenous Australians as a...

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One of a series of photographs taken by Tony Albert, the Australian War Memorial's first official artist for the North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE). In May 2012, the Memorial commissioned Albert to explore the relationship between the Australian Defence Force (ADF) and Indigenous Australians as a...

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Two unidentified NORFORCE recruits operating communications equipment. One of a series of photographs taken by Tony Albert, the Australian War Memorial's first official artist for the North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE). In May 2012, the Memorial commissioned Albert to explore the relationship...

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Informal portrait of Benjamin Gurruwiwi, Regional Surveillance Unit North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE). One of a series of photographs taken by Tony Albert, the Australian War Memorial's first official artist to NORFORCE. In May 2012, Albert photographed members of NORFORCE's 2012 recruit intake as...

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Informal portrait of Brendan Yunupingu, Regional Surveillance Unit North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE). One of a series of photographs taken by Tony Albert, the Australian War Memorial's first official artist to NORFORCE. In May 2012, Albert photographed members of NORFORCE's 2012 recruit intake as...

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Film

Tony Albert - Indigenous Artist Interview

Tony Albert - Indigenous Artist Interview In this interview Tony Albert talks about his experience as official war artist to NORFORCE and the art works it inspired. Formed in 1981, NORFORCE is one of three specialist infantry units which operate across the north of Australia. Its area of...

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Timeline

Date of birth 1981