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The Footsteps of my Forebears – Horizons in Disruptive Pattern Camouflage Julian Thompson

Powhiri Greeting_cropped - Web.jpg
From:Thursday 22 March 2018
To:Sunday 13 May 2018
Time:10:00am - 04:00pm Thursday 22 March 2018
Location:Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery, 531 Ruthven Street, Toowoomba, QLD 4350 Australia

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The image of the soldier invokes solemnity. Deepening the striking visual oddness of the interplay between humanity and the environment in the war context is the weight of history, moral obligation, danger and military apparel that bears down on the individual soldier and their colleagues-in-arms. The disruptive pattern camouflage enclosing their bodies mimics the sway and thrust of visual complexity in the repeating patterns of the natural world, challenging the binary distinction between figure and landscape central to the Western art-history canon. Simultaneously, by documenting the grind of an arduous training regime or the meeting of the two ANZAC armies in a theatre of conflict these works depict both the personal histories of soldiers and those of their nation/s - for one is subsumed into another - whilst alluding to the symbolism of history’s own inexorable march toward far-off horizons.

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Exhibition on display from 17 March to 13 May 2018.

Image Details: Julian THOMPSON / Powhiri: a Meeting of the ANZACs in Taji, Iraq (detail) 2017 / oil on linen / 112 x 210cm / Reproduced by kind permission




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