I took our boys into the Artspace Mackay Gallery a couple of weeks back. We found the building after searching along the Bluewater Quay (realising that it was actually near the Mackay Library!) I keep meaning to return with all of our boys so that they can see the display but time has slipped away this week!
Artspace Mackay War Artists Journey Through Afghanistan
After looking at the Bird Display and making their binoculars we headed to the next room. Where Cameron and Kyle was in awe. They havent seen so many war photos before so they took there time going from one scene to the next. I was fascinated with how the artists put the display together….
“Shaun Gladwell, an acclaimed video artist, was commissioned by The Australian War Memorial to travel with the Australian Defence Force throughout Afghanistan” – from the Artspace Gallery website
Photos through the Artists Eyes ::
War in Afghanistan ::
Love the Contrast of the Fence with the Visual of the man ~
as if we were looking through his eyes!
Imagine what He is Seeing Everyday?
The Harsh Conditions Over There ~
Cant even image it!
The Gun and The Man ~
Become one and the same – he can pull his gun apart and re-load it in his sleep!
Video of Two Men ~
Showing how much they respect their guns!
A Video showing a Army Soldier working ~
he has a look of power and knowledge
Imagine what she sees every day?
A Video of Two Men ~
Filming Each Other!
A Room with two Soldiers ~ Filming Each Other ::
Captured our boys attention the longest. Kyle was fascinated with the way the two soldiers were fliming each other. Than the questions started! He couldnt understand or work out “Why” they would even stand there and film each other.
I was explaining how the harsh living conditions, and their day to day view was captured within the video.
What I liked was the way the photos were of Soldiers, but from the view point of what they could see….not actually of their faces. It added to the mystery and to the feeling of Afghanistan.
Have You Seen Shaun Gladwell Work Before?
Have you seen the War Artists Journey Through Afghanistan Exhibition?
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