Weapons for the soldier
782 Kingsway, Gymea, NSW, 2227, Australia
11th November 2018 to 3rd February 2019
A major exhibition bringing together more than 40 Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists in Australia who have made new work to examine complex and varied responses to weaponry, warfare, and their connection to protecting land and Country. Weapons for the soldier is the first Anangu-curated exhibition involving non-Indigenous artists. Twenty seven of the artists are from the art centres of the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunyjatjara (APY) Lands. The 14 invited artists are some of Australia’s most important Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists. Weapons for the soldier will foster dialogue around multi-geographical and multigenerational fights for land, Country and freedom experienced by Australians, both Indigenous and non-Indigenous, as well as the Indigenous experience in Australian military history. A projected initiated by young men of the APY Lands, Vincent Namatjira, Aaron Ken, Derek Thompson, Anwar Young and Cameron Young and with support from senior artists Willy Kaika Burton, Ray Ken, Peter Mungkuri, Mumu Mike Williams and Frank Young.