Be deadly: NORFORCE

Tony Albert2012-2013

Australian War Memorial

Australian War Memorial
Canberra, Australia

In 2012 Tony Albert (b. 1981) became the Australian War Memorial’s first official war artist to be attached to the Australian Army’s regional surveillance force, NORFORCE.
I saw the recruits as everyday superheroes. They had this incredible power ... they wanted to stand up in their communities and be proud and strong.
Tony Albert, March 2013
Within the Indigenous community the word “deadly” is used to describe something that is “good”, “amazing”, “the best”. In this exuberant tribute to the young recruits he worked alongside, the artist has created the ultimate NORFORCE recruitment poster.


  • Title: Be deadly: NORFORCE
  • Creator: Tony Albert
  • Date: 2012-2013
  • Location: Australia: New South Wales, Sydney

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