Far North Queensland artists Phil Johns and Ian Tunbridge respond to vetted images taken on the battlefields of Afghanistan by individuals serving in the Special Air Service Regiment. The works speak of the hardship and sacrifice of these individuals, reinterpreting some of their darkest experiences through industrial assemblage and large-scale drawings and paintings. They expose the coarse visual language apparent in armed conflict, and the grit and dedication of those who experience it. An exhibition that launches on September 22, and explores innovative ways that steel is being used by artists, designers and architects in Australia in the 21st century. Showcasing innovative works by 29 contemporary Australian artists, designers and architects, STEEL provides a crosssection of current creative practices, modes of thinking and relationships to this material.