Weapons for the soldier

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A major exhibition bringing together Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australian artists to examine complex themes of weaponry, warfare, and protecting land and Country. It was initiated by the young men of the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands, Vincent Namatjira, Aaron Ken, Derek Jungarrayi Thompson, Anwar Young and Kamurin Young, with support from senior artists Willy Kaika Burton, Ray Ken, Peter Mungkuri, Mumu Mike Williams and Frank Young.

APY Lands Artists:

Alec Baker | Eric Barney | Willy Kaika Burton | Pepai Jangala Carroll | Taylor Cooper | Sammy Dodd | Witjiti George | Rupert Jack | Kunmanara (Brenton) Ken | Ray Ken | Hector Mitakiki | Junior Mitakiki | Kamarin Mitakiki | Kunmanara (Willy Muntjantji) Martin | Peter Mungkuri | Vincent Namatjira | Kunmanara (Jimmy) Pompey | Keith Stevens | Derek Jungarrayi Thompson |Thomas Ilytjari Tjilya | Bernard Tjalkuri | Ginger Wikilyiri | Mick Wikilyiri | Mumu Mike Williams | Anwar Young | Frank Young |Kamurin Young | Young men of Amata

Invited Artists:

Abdul Abdullah | Tony Albert | Brook Andrew | Lionel Bawden | George Gittoes | Shaun Gladwell  Richard Lewer | Uncle Charles ‘Chicka’ Madden and Jonathan Jones | Danie Mellor | Steaphan Paton | Ben Quilty | Reko Rennie | Greg Semu | Alex Seton

Weapons for the soldier is a partnership project between the APY Art Centre Collective and Hazelhurst Arts Centre. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government’s Visions of Australia program.

Image credit: Uncle Charles ‘Chicka’ Madden with Jonathan Jones, 'Gadigal shields', 2017-2018, wood, ochre with acrylic paint, Australian Museum Collection. Courtesy of the artists and the Australian Museum. Photo: Abram Powell.


  • Friday, 12 March 2021 - Saturday, 15 May 2021


Redcliffe Art Gallery, 1 Irene Street, Redcliffe 4020  View map

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