What's On - 24 April 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 COVID-19 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 8 August – 18 October 2020
    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: 2/14 Battalion Association 2020

    Friday 24 April 2020, 10:00am

    This service has been cancelled and will resume in 2021

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    The 2/14 Battalion was raised in Victoria in April 1940 and was initially stationed at Puckapunyal until it was sent to the Middle East. In early 1942, they were shipped back to Australia, disembarking in Adelaide where they camped at Springbark in the Adelaide Hills. They travelled to Melbourne by train and took some well earned leave. As the Japanese threat developed, they moved by train from the Watsonia camp in Melbourne to Glen Innes for a short period, before moving on to Yandina in Queensland. The Battalion embarked at Brisbane for the Papuan campaign, and between 16 August 1942 and 15 January 1943 fought on the Kokoda Track and at Gona.

  • Ceremony: HQ 3rd Division 2020

    Friday 24 April 2020, 11:00am

    This service has been cancelled and will resume in 2021

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    The HQ 3rd Division Association holds its annual pilgrimage at the Shrine on the eve of ANZAC Day. The Association remembers the service and sacrifice of its members at this time.

  • Ceremony: 3 Australian Division Signals (366 Club) Descendants with Greenhills Primary School 2020

    Friday 24 April 2020, 12:00pm

    This service is cancelled and will resume in 2021

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    The 3 Australian Division Signals Descendants will be supported by students and staff of Greenhills Primary School, as participants in the Shrine's Adopt an Ex-Service Organisation program. This partnership fosters relationships and enables schools to carry on the legacy of their chosen Association.