War and Art Workshop

12:00- 5:30 pm
Thursday, 29 August 2019
Seminar Room 03, Building 32, UNSW Canberra, Northcote Drive

The War and Art Workshop is a half-day workshop run in conjunction with the tenure of UNSW Canberra visiting fellow, Dr Lola Frost. An initiative of the Conflict and Society Research Group, this workshop seeks to showcase Frost’s art, and bring into conversation researchers and artists working on the topic of war. Frost is a well-established artist in the UK who is also Leverhulme artist-in-residence in the Department of War Studies at King’s College London. Her work has been innovative in the development of art focussed on the relationships between war, representation and risk.


Welcome Lunch:                                                     12.00 – 13.00

Session 1: Australian War Art I:                           13.00 – 14.00

  • Margaret Hutchinson (Australian Catholic University, Brisbane)
  • Emily Robertson (Visiting Fellow, UNSW Canberra)

Session 2: Australian War Art II:                         14.00 – 15.00

  • Peter Londey (Australian National University)
  • David Hansen (Australian National University)

Break for tea and coffee:                                       15.00– 15.30

Session 3: Theorising War Art:                             15.30 16.30

  • Lola Frost (Visiting Fellow, UNSW Canberra)
  • Baden Pailthorpe (Australian National University)

Session 4: War and the Aesthetics of Trauma: 16.30-17.30

  • Neil Ramsey (UNSW Canberra)
  • Alastair Wederbern (Australian National University)

Wine Reception:                                                     17.30-18.30