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.
|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|