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.

Exhibiting Artists:

Guy Warren* AM

Rosslyn Braithwaite – Commissioned artist

Cassandra Brooker – Commissioned artist

Craig Rohse – Commissioned artist

Jonathon Telcher – Commissioned artist

Su Baker* AM

Rory Cushnahan

James Farquharson

Barham Ferguson

Kim Herringe

Freya Jobbins

Karen McFadzen

Ben Pullin

Rowan Story AM RFD

* Works courtesy of Nicholas Thompson GalleryCollingwood

Image: Guy Warren ‘Watching’ – 2007 (detail) acrylic on canvas 52 x 71 cm courtesy of Nicholas Thompson Gallery