Quilty exhibition explores 20 years of humanity and compassion

Ben Quilty, Artwork: Irin Irinji, 2018, oil on linen

For the past 20 years, Ben Quilty has created artworks that have simultaneously caught the eye of critics and inspired appreciation from the broader Australian community. They speak of social responsibility and compassion and inspire deep contemplation on issues including warfare, refugees, reconciliation and violence.

On the eve of the opening of a major survey of his work at the Art Gallery of South Australia, as part of the Adelaide Festival, Ben spoke to The Wire’s Sarah Martin about the experiences and people that inspire his work.

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