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SAS Artworks by Ian Coate

Ian Coate
Ian Coate is a military artist and freelance illustrator. He joined the Royal Australian Survey Corps in the late 1980s and was trained as an illustrator and military photographer. In the mid-90s, Ian left the army to become a home-dad and pursue a career as an artist/illustrator.  Since then, Ian has produced an endless volume and variety of illustrations for magazines and books.


JubileeAustralian SAS Golden Jubilee 2007 - Oil Painting by Ian Coate

long walk
The Long Walk Home - Pencil by Ian Coate

Taking Shelter - Water colour by Ian Coate

Sentinel - Oil on canvas by Ian Coate

Shiralee - Oil on canvas by Ian Coate

Refuelling Dam - Ink & wash by Ian Coate



SAS Artworks by Owen Garde

Ian Coate
Owen Garde








SAS Artworks by Frank Gilbert

Ian Coate
Frank Gilbert






SAS Artworks by Jeff Isaacs

Ian Coate
Jeff Isaacs





Main Gate - Water Colour by Jeff Isaacs

SASR Counter Terrorism Training - Oil Painting by Jeff Isaacs



SAS Artworks by Frank Pash

Ian Coate
Frank Pash







Vietnam - Oil Painting by Frank Pash


SAS Artworks by Corporal T.

Ian Coate
Corporal T is currently a serving soldier in SASR. His artworks are based on first hand experiences.







Baluchi - Oil Painting by Corporal T.


On the Trucks - Pastel by Corporal T.


Sniper - Pastel by Corporal T.


Over the Horizon - Charcoal by Corporal T.


SAS Artworks by Various Artists

Over the years, there have been many artists that have contributed artworks to the SASR. Below is a sampling of the fine artworks that depict people, moments and places that are important to the history of the Australian SAS. Some of these paintings were commissioned whilst others were presented to the SASR by former members.

Mark Donaldson
Trooper Mark Donaldson VC - Oil Painting by Lee Harnden


Rwanda Peacekeeping - Oil Painting by H. Jorrison, 1996

Mogadishu - Oil Painting by H. Jorrison, 1996

The Roles

SASR Roles - Charcoal by R. Ellis.
Presented by artist’s brother, Major Ellis, 1988


Main Parade

Main Parade Ground, 1975 - Oil Painting by G. Aitken.
Presented by Lieutenant Colonel and Mrs N.R. Smethurst, 1975

Band E Sardeh Sunrise - Oil Painting by Andy Dolphin.
Presented by Lieutenant Colonel and Mrs P.W. Gilmore, 2002

Third Herd
Third Herd - Pastel by A. Cape.
Presented by G. Mason, A.Gabb, P. Ireland, 2006

Michael Jeffery
Governor-General Major-General Michael Jeffery
Oil Painting by Sally Robinson, 2008