War artist reveals heroes and horrors of War for exhibition debut

Published: 05 Sep 2018 10:49am

Renowned war artist George Gittoes paints the horrors and heroics he witnessed in conflict zones over recent decades, including Rwanda, Nicaragua, Afghanistan and Iraq.

Gittoes is in Wagga to launch Museum of the Riverina’s bold new exhibition The Realism of War: Works of Humanity by George Gittoes.

The Realism of War is the third exhibition curated by Museum of the Riverina to commemorate the Centenary of ANZAC. He Belonged to Wagga: Our ANZAC Story 1914-1919 and Worth Their Weight in Gold: Wagga Women in WWI are both on exhibition at the Museum’s Botanic Gardens Site.

As the Centenary of ANZAC draws to its close, The Realism of War will prompt reflection upon the traumas brought home to a peaceful land from battlefields abroad.

The exhibition will include a selection of the artist’s paintings and drawings, photographs, service records and films.

The Realism of War: Works of Humanity by George Gittoes will be on exhibition 6 September to 18 November at Museum of the Riverina’s Historic Council Chambers site, cnr Baylis and Morrow St.