Nigel Lendon

Nigel Lendon is an artist and Deputy Director, School of Art, National Institute of the Arts, Australian National University, Canberra


Disorientation: Afghan War Rug, No Easy Answers
Lendon takes up the idea of cross-cultural interpretation and exchange as exemplified through the symbolism imbued in a traditional 'Afghan war rug', an item which was part of the exhibition 'The Rugs of War' held in June 2003. Through deconstructing the seemingly violent and barbaric visual imagery, Lendon is posing some important questions regarding the role of traditional artefacts and the valuing of such hand made craft once it has reached its destination in the west.
NAVA Country Arts SA Unley Museum Cementa