What's On - 21 June 2020

  • Exhibition: Changed forever

    Wednesday 11 September 2019 - Saturday 30 April 2022

    Changed forever is traveling to various locations throughout Victoria between now and April 2022. Read on for location and date information. Read More

    In Changed forever, stories of migrants who have resettled in Australia from war-torn countries are presented beside those of recent veterans of overseas service in the Australian Defence Force. This moving exhibition explores the impacts of global and civil conflict in changing lives and shaping contemporary Australia.

    All have been redefined by the emotional and physical dislocation of war, and seek to reconcile this with their new lives.

    Enhanced with art, objects, photographs, audio-visuals and interactives, their personal stories reflect the range and depth of experiences in conflict and life post war.

    Please check the venue websites for current advice on opening hours in light of the current coronavirus pandemic. 

    Shrine of  Remembrance, Melbourne 11 September - 14 October                                       
    Gee Lee-Wik Doleen Gallery, Craigieburn 24 October – 1 December 2019
    Soldiers Memorial Institute Military Museum Bendigo 7 February – 20 March 2020
    Frankston Arts Centre, Frankston Rescheduled - dates to be confirmed
    Yarra Ranges Regional Museum, Lilydale Rescheduled - dates to be confirmed
    Central Goldfields Art Gallery, Maryborough April 2021

     

    Email [email protected] to discuss the possibility of hosting this exhibition at your venue.

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    Changed Forever is supported by the Victorian Government and the Victorian Veterans Council.

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  • Exhibition: Through the eyes of the son

    Friday 1 November 2019 - Tuesday 1 September 2020

    Through the Eyes of the Son features many never-before-exhibited images from acclaimed photographer, John Williams. Best known for his documentary street photography, John’s preoccupation with the First World War was inspired by his father’s service. Read More

    Photographer, John Williams (1933-2016), left an impressive intellectual and creative legacy that reflected his passion and preoccupation with the impact of the First World War on Australian culture and society.

    Inspired by his father’s service, John’s war related imagery provides perceptive reflections on collective memory and memorialisation.

    The exhibition will showcase some of John’s most iconic images, including his Anzac Day and War Portraits series. It will also include, for the first time, a series of works, never printed or exhibited in his lifetime.

    These haunting and deeply poignant photographs were taken in 1991 on one of John’s many visits to the Western Front. These works add even greater depth to his artistic contribution, exploring the impacts of the war across time and place.

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  • Exhibition: Between Two Worlds

    Saturday 28 March 2020 - Thursday 1 July 2021

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    Immerse yourself in the visual world of three contemporary artists who explore the experience of being a recent veteran. Traversing painting, sculpture and street art, each artist interrogates notions of identity, dislocation and resilience.

    Art has become a powerful voice for these veterans. Finding a therapeutic benefit in the creative process, they have developed a unique visual language to represent both their own personal experiences and shared issues facing many young service men and women today.

    Through a mixture of humour, subtlety and vibrantly rich iconography, their art represents a conversation between the wider veteran community and those of us who have never served.
     

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  • Ceremony: RAN Recruits June 2020

    Sunday 21 June 2020, 11:00am

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    A wreath will be laid at the Shrine for your Association on 21 June at 11:00 am, your members will be able to join us via our livestream.

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    Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Remembrance links a Sailor’s experience at Recruit School with current and past members of the Defence Community. Interpretation of external facets of the Monument are pointed out to Recruits, prior to taking part in a wreath laying ceremony in the Sanctuary. The wreath laying service recognises the contribution made by the Royal Australian Navy to Australia’s national security. Volunteer Shrine Guides then escort Recruits through the Galleries of Remembrance where aspects of Australia’s Defence Force peace making deployments and peace keeping missions since Federation are discussed. The pilgrimage underscores the significance of the journey embarked upon by each Recruit.
  • Ceremony: Last Post Service June 2020

    Sunday 21 June 2020, 04:30pm

    The Last Post service has been postponed and will resume after the Covid-19 restrictions have been lifted

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    • The Shrine is a memorial to honour the service and sacrifice of Victorians and Australians in war, conflict, peacekeeping and peacemaking.
    • At the week’s close we pause to remember those who have served and sacrificed. We remember them today as we have always remembered them—now and forever.
    • The Shrine stands for remembering, today and every day, that service and sacrifice are fundamental and relevant in creating, maintaining and protecting our national values and way of life.
    • Service and sacrifice are ongoing and continuous as is our commemoration of it.
    • Here all service is equal, and all are welcome.
    • By attending you are taking part in commemoration of service and sacrifice and we thank you.