COM­ING HOME ART SHOW

The Sunday Times - - ARMISTICE DAY CENTENARY -

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.

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