COMING HOME ART SHOW
MILITARY Art Program Australia, a Perth-based not-for-profit organisation, is exhibiting at Government House today to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of Armistice Day.
The exhibit, Coming Home, presents art on front gates, a symbol of home for those who went to war and for those left waiting for them at home.
A number of award-winning artists and six veterans have submitted artworks.
Patron Andy Quilty, a well-known Australian artist, is surrounded by military family. His grandfather, great-grandfather, father, cousins and uncle all served and Quilty is passionate about giving back to our veterans through the program.
His piece, called Jack and Alby, depicts an image of his great-grandfather, who fought in World War I, and his new son, and reflects on how they “would not be here were it not for the safe return of my great-grandfather and years later my Pop”.
The exhibition will be held from noon to 3pm as part of a free picnic day staged by the RSLWA.
One of the artworks.