|Ben Quilty, Captain S, after Afghanistan, painted in Robertson, NSW, 2012, oil on linen, 140 x 190 cm, acquired under the official art scheme in 2012. Australian War Memorial.|
In 2011, Ben Quilty traveled to Afghanistan as the official war artist with the Australian Defence Force. Since the First World War the Australian War Memorial has been commissioning artists to capture the realities of war. Australian troops have been stationed in Afghanistan since 2001 and as part of Operation Slipper, Quilty travelled to Kabul, Kandahar and Tarin Kot to record the experiences of Australian service personnel.
Read the full article on the AU review.