Few contemporary Australian artists have attained the national profile that Ben Quilty enjoys, thanks to his instantly recognisable impasto paintings and fearless engagement with our political, cultural and historical inheritances and concerns.

Ben Quilty. Photo © Daniel Boud

His clear-eyed interrogation of masculinity, his time as an official war artist in Afghanistan, and his tireless activism on behalf of Bali Nine pair Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran are just a few reasons why...

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