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Thursday, 6 December 2018
FROM WAR... an Australian National Veteran's Art Museum exhibition of Veteran's Art ......
Last week I had the absolute privilege and pleasure of being a guest at the opening of the Australian National Veteran's Art Museum (ANVAM) exhibition of Veteran's Art, FROM WAR at Parliament House in Canberra.
The opening was held in the Queen's Terrace Gallery and many of the exhibiting artists were there to meet and greet the guests.
Artists, co-patrons, supporters, friends and family gathered to open the first ANVAM in the Australian Parliament House.
I was particularly delighted to be there because I have been following the progress of ANVAM for a while now and have been keen to meet the organisers. Additionally, two of our recipients have works on display in the exhibition.
One of them is Warrick Eady, a recipient of ours from Tarin Kot and now a photographer.
Another of our recipients with work on display is the very talented Barham Ferguson, a recipient of ours from South Sudan and also Israel. Barham has also written a poem honouring our quilts. It was read out at one of our past dinners.
Catching up with Lucy Sattler was a treat. For those that do not know, Lucy created an exhibition called Women in Defence in 2015 and I was lucky enough to be one of her subjects. The result quilt now hangs in pride of place in my home. Two of Lucy's quilt are included in the exhibition.
It was great to finally meet Tanya, one of the driving forces behind ANVAM - nice to finally put a face to the name.
After the speeches we were invited to wander the exhibition and enjoy the pieces on display.
The following are just a few of the pieces on display but you really need to check out the exhibit as there were so many other pieces as well.
By Ben Pullin ‘Watch Over Me’ 2018 (detail, welded metals incl. cold formed steel)
by Gordon Traill ‘My War in Iraq’ 2017 (detail, digital photograph)
Phil Johns & Anila Reddy ‘Coriolis Effect’ 2016 (detail, acrylic on canvas)
Lucy Sattler 'Officer Cadet’ 2015 (detail, textiles)
Clare Randall “Welcome Swallow’ 2017 1/4 (detail, ink on paper)
Kate Hallen, 'Stunned Mullet’ II 2013 (detail, oil on canvas)