A touring exhibition: 11 September 2019 – 4 December 2023
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
|Coal Creek, Korumburra||31 August – 4 December 2023|
|Shrine of Remembrance, Melbourne||September – October 2019|
|Hume Global Learning Centre - Gee Lee-Wik Doleen Gallery, Craigieburn||24 October – 1 December 2019 |
|Soldiers Memorial Institute Military Museum, Bendigo||7 February – 22 March 2020|
|Shrine of Remembrance, Melbourne||16 December – 20 January 2021|
|Walker St Gallery, Dandenong||4 February – 13 March 2021|
|CUBE 37 Gallery, Frankston||1 April - 8 May 2021|
|Central Goldfields Art Gallery, Maryborough||14 May – 11 July 2021|
|Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery, Swan Hill||1 April – 15 May 2022|
|Memorial Hall, Pyramid Hill||20 May – 26 June 2022|
|Charlton Shire Hall, Charlton||4 July – 26 July 2022|
|Sea Lake||5 August – 4 September 2022|
|Colac Otway Performing Arts Centre||14 September – 18 October 2022|
|Longwood Community Centre, Longwood||28 October – 27 November 2022|
|Portland Drill Hall, Portland||15 December 2022 – 15 January 2023|
|Bairnsdale, The Forge Theatre||1 February – 25 March 2023|
|Tongala Shire Hall, Tongala||13 April – 20 May 2023|
|Marysville Information and Regional Artspace, Marysville||14 July – 22 August 2023|
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 22 November 2023