Clare Robertson

Clare Robertson is a painter, living and working in Darwin. In 1999 she accompanied the soldiers of Norforce, Darwin Squadron, most of whom are Aboriginal, on a training expedition to their remote homelands in Coburg Peninsula. She also traveled with the Darwin-based 5/7th Battalion, RAR, to East Timor in February 2000, visiting Balibo and Batugade when the province was still under INTERFET administration. Several documentary drawings from these expeditions are now in the collection of the Australian War Memorial.


Viet Nam Voices: Lessons of History
Viet Name Voices was a unique exhibition, striving to give all major groups of participants the opportunity to be heard impartially, often in direct opposition to each other. The voice that is most passionate in this exhibition is that of the Viet Name veterans, who are speaking out after twenty-five years of silence. The issues raised by the unjust treatment of the veterans on their return to Australia are vividly addressed through their artworks, including the legacy of chemical defoliants such as Agent Orange, their betrayal by the Australian government, the mass media's complicity in wartime propaganda, and the enduring and unfulfilled need to honour and remember the dead.
Bendigo Art Gallery Country Arts SA Cementa Stockroom Kyneton NAVA