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Timor intervention goes on display at the War Memorial – Night Visions

By johnboy - 29 May 2009 2

[First filed: May 27, 2009 @ 14:58]

The War Memorial has announced that they’re going to display the artwork of Jon Cattapan from his time in East Timor:

    “Jon Cattapan’s works have only just arrived at the Memorial this week, so it’s a great opportunity to display the Memorial’s latest official war art,” said Nola Anderson, Assistant Director for National Collection.

    “During his time in East Timor, he took digital images through night vision goggles, which became the inspiration for the paintings he produced as a response to his experience.

The exhibition is only on display to the public this weekend so those involved in the Timor intervention, or just those interested in modern art, would be well advised to make time to see it.

UPDATE: The War Memorial have kindly sent in an examples of what you can expect to see.

Jon Cattapan, Night patrols (Around Maliana), ART93993
Courtesy of the Australian War Memorial

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Timor intervention goes on display at the War Memorial – Night Visions
Gobbo 9:10 am 30 May 09

Heh. I just remembered, even though we didn’t go through the AWM after the dawn service, (apart from the visit to the Wall), witnessing first hand the damage to the Lone Pine, and reading it’s plaque, saw my eyes moisten rapidly.

Gobbo 9:05 am 30 May 09

Haunting images.

I’ll have to get back to the War Memorial.

I was last there for the dawn service and to pay my respects to ancestors on the Walls of Remembrance with mini-Gob.

I usually find whenever I visit, I discover another display or exhibit which reduces me to tears.

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