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Artist to Watch: Australia’s Ben Quilty

The art world has been abuzz this month, as young Australian artist Ben Quilty, exhibits his highly anticipated new body of work.

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Having returned from his stint as official Australian War Artist for the Australian War Memorial in Afghanistan, Quilty’s exhibition of incredibly vivid, emotionally charged portraits, has cemented his place as one of Australia’s most dynamic and applauded young painters.

Sydney born, Quilty studied Visual Arts from Sydney College of Arts and has worked full time as an artist since 2002, exhibiting regularly. He’s been shown internationally, and has a National Self Portrait Prize and an Archibald Prize under his belt (for his portrait of the much loved Australian artist Margaret Olley).

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His recent body of work titled, After Afghanistan, is touring nationally.  For all tour dates and locations, visit The Australian War Memorial.

The artist's website is a beautiful retrospective; visit Ben Quilty for more. Or take a look at a selection of his work below:


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