Wagga's newest art exhibition is a powerful exploration of how Australia's military personnel use their bodies as canvases to tell their unique stories.
The Australian War Memorial's 'Ink In The Lines' exhibition was officially launched at the Wagga Art Gallery on Saturday.
The exhibition features more than 70 portraits, as well as video interviews which explain the stories behind the tattoos of 21 different Australian servicemen and servicewomen.
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Council's director of community, Janice Summerhayes, said Wagga's close ties to the military made it the perfect first stop for the exhibition's national tour.
"We expect this exhibition will appeal not only to the Defence community but to a diverse audience through the moving stories it has to tell about those involved in the tattoo project," she said.
The exhibition will be on display until the end of January and will appear alongside '41' and 'MQ-9 Reaper I-III', two other displays with military themes.
Sydney artist Freya Jobbins was commissioned by the council to create the '41' exhibition, which represents the Australian soldiers who lost their lives during the Afghanistan campaign.
Canberra-based artist Baden Pailthorpe created 'MQ-9 Reaper I-III' a large scale video works which looks at how technology shapes our experience of the world, contemporary warring, time and space.
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