Witness to War: official art and photography 1999-2003 was a touring Australian War Memorial exhibition. The exhibition “brings together the work of the Memorial’s most recent official artists and photographers: Wendy Sharpe, Rick Amor, Peter Churcher and Lewis Miller (official artists); and David Dare Parker and Stephen Dupont (official photographers). It is an exhibition that reveals not only the arresting images these men and women have created, but also their own stories. Travelling to East Timor, Afghanistan, Iraq, and Solomon Islands, they crafted bodies of work that document Australia’s role in these regions and reflect their own experiences and interpretations. They are our witnesses to war.” – Katherine McMahon, Council Secretary at the Australian War Memorial, co-curated (with Claire Baddeley).
Featured image: Wendy Sharpe 1999 Christmas Tour of Duty Concert, Dili