National tour of a ground-breaking exhibition of some of Australia’s most important indigenous and non-indigenous artists responding to themes of protecting country.


Weapons for the soldier is a major and ambitious exhibition bringing together Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australia artists who have made new work to examine complex and varied responses to weaponry, warfare, and their connection to protecting land and country. Weapons for the soldier is the first Anangu-curated exhibition involving non-Indigenous artists, and the second major partnership project between APY Art Centre Collective and Hazelhurst Arts Centre in southern Sydney.

Weapons for the soldier fosters dialogue around multi-geographical and multi-generational fights for land, Country and freedom experienced by Australians, both Indigenous and non-Indigenous, as well as the Indigenous experience in Australian military history.

Photo Credit: Tony Albert and Vincent Namatjira, Australia’s Most Wanted Armed with a Paintbrush, 2018, archival pigment print on paper, found patches, fabric, 100 x 100 cm.Courtesy of the artist and Sullivan + Strumpf, Sydney and Singapore

Weapons for the soldier is a project by the APY Art Centre Collective and Hazelhurst Arts Centre. The exhibition tour has been assisted by the Australian Government's Visions of Australia program.



  • Gallery Opening Hours

    Tuesday - Friday 10am - 4pm                 
    Saturday - Sunday 10am - 2pm

  • Please practise good hygiene & use hand sanitiser provided

  • Practise social distancing, maintain 1.5m distance from others

  • Do not enter if you are experiencing flu like symptoms

  • Due to Government Regulations contact details are required to be collected and retained for 28 days


  • Art Trail, K-6 available
  • Kinder Activities (K-2)
  • Education Kit (2-4) - self guided resources
  • Tours, activity sheets, 3D sculpture, Printmaking or painting workshops
  • Workshops tailored to suit Stages 3-6 (tour included)

To book your education excursion and to plan your visit to the Glasshouse please click here.