Various Australian Military Art

Ian Coate Australian Military ArtistMilitary art is an impacting way of commemorating the innumerable sacrifices done on our behalf and to remind us that these many acts of valour and self-sacrifice should never be forgotten.  Being a former soldier myself, I endeavour to depict scenes that remind service personnel that there is much to live up to.  Sadly, the media often depicts the small percentage of negative and the scandalous things that happen in the military.  I hope to balance that by depicting the many inspiring moments of overcoming personal challenges, fulfilling the role you were trained for, protecting and defending, healing and building, and bonding with mates.

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Family Sacrifice Gallipoli Military artwork by Ian Coate

Family Sacrifice (Mixed media)
Artwork by Ian Coate
This story silhouette honours the sacrifice of the ANZACs and their families

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Australian Military artwork by Ian Coate

At the Setting of the Sun (Mixed media)
Artwork by Ian Coate
This collage is a combination of many of my artworks to honour the ANZACS

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ANZAC Reflection Artwork

ANZAC Reflection (Watercolour)
Artwork and Poem by Ian Coate
Original Artwork Location: Private Collection

                                                                                                               
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War Memorial Art

Our Duties Done (oil on canvas)
Artwork and Poem by Ian Coate
Original Artwork Location: Private Collection
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Duntroon Art

The Colours of Duntroon (oil on canvas)
Artwork and Poem by Ian Coate
Original Artwork Location: RMC Duntroon
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Live Life Australian Military art by Ian Coate

Live Life (Mixed Media)
Artwork and Poem by Ian Coate
This collage is a combination of a few of my artworks to remind us to LIVE LIFE because it came at a price.

To purchase the'Live Life' print, Limited Edition Press here for details.

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Military Drawing
Timor - Build Up to Peace (Pencil)
Original Artwork Location: Private Collection
The artwork is a collage of images representing the peacekeeping mission to Timor. The main players in this historic drama are represented: Timorese militant civilians surrounded by Australian and New Zealand soldiers, Filipino Rangers and Gurkhas. HMAS Adelaide, ANZAC, Success, Tobruck, Jervis Bay, plus ASLAVS, APCs, Blackhawk and Hercules are all being overseen by the INTERFET Commander MAJGEN Cosgrove. Point of interest - Ian completed this image (between the duties of caring for his three children) while his wife was deployed in Timor for seven months. CLICK HERE for more...
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The Peacekeepers (Oil on Canvas)
Original Artwork Location: Private Collection CLICK HERE for more...
The painting is a tribute to Australian Peacekeeping - 30 deployments dating from the first, Korea in 1948 until Timor in 2000. Images include: Korea (soldier, Mustang and Vickers crew), Cambodia (Ankor Wat and skulls), Africa (search & medical), Bougainville (HQ's and civilian), Timor (statue), Australian Federal Police, military vehicles (M113, truck, motorcycle), aircraft (Bougainville Huey, Blackhawk, Mustang, Hercules), medical and naval images. Point of interest - the central female soldier is Sue Coate, the artist’s wife, who was in the first Timor deployment with 1st Joint Signals Unit. The little girl is their daughter with a sun tan.

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RAAF Security and Fire School (Water Colour)
Original Artwork Location: RAAF Security and Fire School

RAAF Security Member ADF Fire Fighter
RAAF Security Member (Watercolour)
Original Artwork Location:RAAF Security and Fire School
ADF Fire Fighter (Watercolour)
Original Artwork Location:RAAF Security and Fire School
AF Defence GuardMilitary Working Dog Handler by Ian Coate
AF Defence Guard (Watercolour)
Original Artwork Location:RAAF Security and Fire School
Military Working Dog Handler (Watercolour)
Original Artwork Location:RAAF Security and Fire School
Military Puppy Carer
Military Puppy Carer (Watercolour)
Original Artwork Location:RAAF Security and Fire School
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Battle of Long Tan Artwork
Battle of Long Tan Tribute Artwork (Mixed Media)
Original Artwork Location: Private Collection

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RAEME Mechanic Artwork
RAEME Mechanic (Oil Painting)
Original Artwork Location: Private Collection
No prints have been made of this artwork.

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RAEME Craftsman in the Field (Water Colour)
Original Artwork Location: SASR Art Collection

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Royal Australian Catering Corps Artwork Come and Get It by Ian Coate
Royal Australian Catering Corps - Come and Get It (Water Colour)
Original Artwork Location: SASR Art Collection

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Royal Australian Medic Corps Artwork by Ian Coate
Royal Australian Medic Corps Artwork (Water Colour)
Original Artwork Location: SASR Art Collection

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Royal Australian Corps of Transport Artwork by Ian Coate
Royal Australian Corps of Transport Artwork (Water Colour)
Original Artwork Location: SASR Art Collection

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Royal Australian Ordnance Corps Artwork by Ian Coate
Royal Australian Ordnance Corps Artwork (Water Colour)
Original Artwork Location: SASR Art Collection

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Portrait of an Australian Soldier by Ian Coate
Portrait of a Soldier (Oil on Canvas)
Original Artwork Location: Private Collection

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Stand Fast (oil on board)
Artwork and Poem by Ian Coate
Original Artwork Location: Private Collection
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13 Brigade
13th Brigade (Watercolour)
Original Artwork Location: 13 Brigade
No prints have been made of this artwork.

This illustration was made purely for recruitment purposes. 13 Brigade wanted an image that showed the diversity of occupations in the military. This illustration was then turned into a recruitment poster and other various merchandising material. CLICK HERE for more...
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Vietnam War Art
Vietnam War Tribute Coin (Mixed Media)
Original Artwork Location: Private Collection
No prints have been made of this artwork.

I was fortunate to be asked by 'Downies' to help with the artwork to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War. In the foreground is a Special Forces Soldier, also known as the Phantoms of the Jungle. CLICK HERE for more...
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Robert "Bobby" Gibbes DSO DFC & Bar (Pencil)
Original Artwork Location: Private Collection
Highest ‘known’ resale of a Bobby Gibbes Print: Unknown

Wing Commander Bobby Gibbes was one of Australia's air aces in WWII with ten kills plus two shared, five probables and sixteen damaged as well as other strafed on the ground. He served in the Western Desert with 3 Squadron in which he became company commander. He was twice shot down. He later commanded 80 Wing RAAF in the South West Pacific. The Aircraft depicted are a P-40 Kittyhawk and a Spitfire Mk. VIII with the nose art designed by Gibbes' mother. He went on to fly many more years in New Guinea. CLICK HERE for more...
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- DST Future Soldier concept art by Elin Tan and  Ian Coate

This was an interesting project I did in collaboration with another talented artist, Elin Tan.  DST Group contacted us needing visuals for their presentations on their fascinating work on future tech for our soldiers.  It was a lot of fun to conjure up what tomorrow’s soldier may look like.  Elin did the lion’s share of these digital artworks, but it remains one of my most interesting military commissions I’ve been part of.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- DST Future Soldier concept art by Elin Tan and  Ian Coate

From time to time, I am asked to help out with a military memorial project, be it the use of my artworks or to create a concept.  It’s always a privilege to be part of these endeavours.  Often these memorials don’t come about for one reason or another, but it is always a great thing when they do.

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Acknowledgements

I would like to recognize the many people who have contributed to the creation of these artworks. The production of which is a collaboration of many minds and various talents - I am simply the monkey at the end of the brush.

Various Series: Thanks to Brett Williams of the Military Workshop for his backing and support, 6RAR, 13 Brigade, Duntroon, and special thanks to Alan Smith, Andrew Merchant, Shane Saltmarsh, Bob Whiston, Bobby Gibbs and all the soldiers that modeled for the Various Series.

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Various Military Art by Ian CoateAustralian SAS Artworks by Ian Coate Light Horse art by Ian Coate
 
Military Working Dog art by Ian CoateAustralian Military Poems by Ian Coate Portraits of Ian Coate
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