29 Jun 2019 – 13 Oct 2019
GOMA | Gallery 1.2, Gallery 1.3 Eric & Marion Taylor Gallery | Free
‘Quilty’ is the first major survey exhibition in a decade of one of Australia’s most acclaimed contemporary artists, Ben Quilty.
The exhibition extends from Quilty’s early reflections on the initiation rituals performed by young Australian men to his experience as an official war artist in Afghanistan and his campaign to save the lives of Bali Nine pair Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran. The exhibition also includes works inspired by Quilty’s visits with author Richard Flanagan to Lebanon, Lesbos and Serbia, his revisions of the Australian landscape, and raw, intimate portraits of himself, his family and his friends.
Developed by the Art Gallery of South Australia. National tour presented with support from the Neilson Foundation, as Principal Donor.
Ben Quilty, Australia, b.1973 / Self-portrait after Afghanistan 2012 / Oil on canvas / 130 x 120 cm / Private collection, Sydney / © The artist / Courtesy: The artist.