March to Art : Narratives
23 April – 12 May 2019
March to Art is the Australian National Veterans Arts Museum’s (ANVAM) annual exhibition of art by veterans and family members.
Narratives – Stories of events or experiences, real or imagined.
From prehistoric mark-making to contemporary creative practices, art and storytelling have a long association in human experience.
ANVAM’s Narratives exhibition is founded on the belief that veteran artists belong to a creative tradition of storytelling emanating from their encounter with some aspect of historical or contemporary military service. Whether a story is personal and never told before – or part of a long-standing narrative from national military heritage – veteran artists today are uniquely placed to inherit creative veteran traditions and express their own stories to all generations.
March to Art: Narratives features contemporary art work by fourteen artists, including commissioned works responding to the creative life and enduring art practice of veteran artist Guy Warren, a celebrated painter and national treasure now working in his sixth decade.
Curated by Bruce Copland.
Guy Warren* AM
Rosslyn Braithwaite – Commissioned artist
Cassandra Brooker – Commissioned artist
Craig Rohse – Commissioned artist
Jonathon Telcher – Commissioned artist
Su Baker* AM
Rowan Story AM RFD
* Works courtesy of Nicholas Thompson Gallery, Collingwood
Image: Guy Warren ‘Watching’ – 2007 (detail) acrylic on canvas 52 x 71 cm courtesy of Nicholas Thompson Gallery