A touring exhibition: 11 September 2019 - 30 April 2022

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.

Tour dates and venues

Current venue:

Shrine of Remembrance 16 December 2020 - 20 January 2021

Future venues:

  • Walker St Gallery, Dandenong - 4 February - 13 March 2021
  • Cube Gallery, Frankston - 1 April - 8 May 2021
  • Central Goldfields Art Gallery, Maryborough - 14 May - 27 June 2021

If you are interested in hosting this exhibition at your venue, email

Hear from some of the storytellers 

Changed Forever: Legacies of Conflict tells the personal experiences of conflict from the perspective of veterans, migrants and their families.  View some of these stories in the short film below. 

Discover a selection of artworks from the exhibition

Changed Forever is different from previous Shrine touring exhibitions; it includes original artworks by those impacted by experiences of conflict.


Supported by the Victorian Government and the Victorian Veterans Council.

Reviewed 15 December 2020

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