From War: Their Stories

Community Event

9 Nov 2018 to 3 Feb 2019

From War is a unique and collaborative exhibition that brings together selected works from the permanent art collections of the Australian National Veterans Arts Museum (ANVAM) and Parliament House, Canberra.

From War conveys compelling stories from the lives of more than twenty veteran artists. The exhibition considers the way military service and war have impacted the lives of the exhibiting artists and their families, demonstrating the way art can positively transform lives.

For many veteran artists making art is both an expression of personal creativity and a way of ‘making meaning’. Veteran artistic practices can draw upon – and extend beyond – the individual’s experience of military service. For some, art is a lifeline and a life force; a way to tell stories and ask important questions about themselves and their place today in Australian society.

Using a diverse range of disciplines including photography, painting, sculpture, drawing, textiles, and poetry, the artists featured in the exhibition reflect on their personal questions and process sharing unique stories of their lived experiences of military service that continue to unfold today.


Cafe Carpark Coach Parking Family Friendly Free Wifi Non Smoking Parents Room Public Toilet Restaurant


Free Entry

Event Times

9 Nov 2018 to 3 Feb 2019

Once Only Event


Parliament House, Canberra

Parliament Drive, Public Gallery, Level 1, Capital Hill, 2600

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