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Inaugural Army Artist's Exhibition Is Launched

New Zealand Defence Force
Te Ope Kaatua O Aotearoa

19 April 2006

Inaugural Army Artist's Exhibition Is Launched

Captain Matt Gauldie, the New Zealand Army's official artist, will host the launch of his inaugural exhibition at 5p.m on Thursday 20 April 2006. The exhibition is scheduled to run over the ANZAC period 19 - 30 April at the Academy Galleries, Queen's Wharf, Wellington.

Titled 'New Zealand Army Art - images of courage, commitment, comradeship and integrity', the exhibition will feature Captain Gauldie's works from his Unknown Warrior through to more recent works including his 'Recruit' series and 'Day in the Life of a Soldier' series which he has painted since his official appointment as Army's Artist in April 2005.

The Rt Hon Helen Clark in her role as Minister of Arts, Culture and Heritage will open the exhibition. The exhibition will also feature selected works of Major Peter McIntyre and Major Ion Brown, both previous Army artists.

An NZLAV open for viewing, as well as Army Chefs providing freshly cooked ANZAC biscuits will be beside the gallery on Thursday afternoon up until the launch at 5p.m.


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