Conversation: Realities of War

6.30PM Tue 30 Jul 2019
GOMA | Cinema A | Ticketed

Ben Quilty’s portraits of Australian war veterans are imbued with their complex experiences of war and its aftermath. In 2011, Ben witnessed this firsthand when he toured Afghanistan as an Official War Artist with the Australian Defence Force.

What is the reality of war, both on the battlefield and upon returning home? Ed Ayres (ABC Radio National) is joined in conversation by Mick Bainbridge, to discuss his experience sitting for Ben, his time deployed and advocacy work for the rights of veterans.

Mick Bainbridge is a former Australian Defence Force Green Beret commando and was the youngest-ever Vice-President of the RSL NSW. He continues to provide legal assistance to veterans and advocate for their rights.

Why not make a night of it? The ‘Quilty’ exhibition will be open from 5.30 – 6.30pm, with special after-hours access for ticket holders.