The Art Gallery of New South Wales in Sydney presents an overview exhibition of one of Australia's most famous contemporary artistsBen quilty. The exposition includes both the author’s early thoughts about the rituals conducted by young Australian men and the work done as an official martial artist in Afghanistan. They are complemented by Australian landscapes, deeply personal self-portraits, images of family and friends.
“My job is to develop how to live in this world, in compassion and empathy, as well as in anger and resistance,” the painter notes.
Ben Quilty was born in 1973 in Sydney. He studied at the Sydney College of Art and the University of Western Sydney. In 2011, he worked as an official martial artist in the Australian Defense Forces deployed in Afghanistan. Quilty's works are in the collections of the Art Gallery of New South Wales in Sydney, the National Gallery of Art in Canberra, the Museum of Art at the University of Queensland in Brisbane and others. The artist lives and works in Robertson, Australia.