Ben Quilty spent three months in Afghanistan as an official war artist for the Australian War Memorial in 2011. During this time he observed the experiences of Australian servicemen and women serving in Kabul, Kandahar and Tarin Kotas part of Operation Slipper. Showcasing 21 studio paintings and 16 works on paper, After Afghanistan exposes the unvarnished,visceral experience of military service and its psychological effects.
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An Australian War Memorial travelling exhibition.
Image: BEN QUILTY, Captain S, After Afghanistan (detail), painted in Robertson, New South Wales,2012, oil on linen, 140 x 190 cm, acquired under the official art scheme in 2012. ART94524