Weapons for the soldier

New work by 41 Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists from art centres of the APY Lands and across Australia examine complex and varied responses to weaponry and warfare, and the connection to protecting land and country; fostering dialogue around multi-geographical and multi-generational battles. ‘Weapons for the soldier’, the first Anangu-curated exhibition involving non-Indigenous artists includes Ray Ken, Vincent Namatjira, and Mumu Mike Williams alongside Abdul Abdullah, Tony Albert, Brook Andrew, Richard Lewer, Jonathan Jones, Danie Mellor and Alex Seton among others.

Ray Ken, Weapons for the soldier, 2018, acrylic on linen, 200 x 300cm. Courtesy the artist, Tjala Arts, South Australia, and Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre, Sydney

Tony Albert and Vincent Namatjira, Australia’s Most Wanted Armed with a Paintbrush, 2018, archival pigment print on paper, 100 x 100cm. Courtesy the artists, Sullivan+Strumpf, Sydney and Iwantja Arts

Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre
Until 3 February, 2019
Sydney