Art on the front line of army development at Gunners’ Cottages

 Military Art Program Australia artists will create two pieces for the Gunners Cottages in Fremantle.
Military Art Program Australia artists will create two pieces for the Gunners Cottages in Fremantle.

A BATTLE ZONE can be described as many things, but inspiration for an art project is not usually one of them.

But for members of the Military Art Program Australia, a not-for-profit designed to promote art among current and former defence members, life on the frontline forms a large part of their life and their artistic ideas.

Defence Housing Australia will install two MAPA sculptures within their Gunners’ Cottages development, adding the finishing touches to the year-long project to restore 10 cottages for defence members and their families to call home next year.

DHA property provisioning general manager John Dietz said they were proud to be working with MAPA.

“The artwork will become part of life for so many of our defence families who live at or visit the Gunners Cottages community over the coming years,” he said.