4th Annual Exhibition of Veterans Arts
This April, the Australian National Veterans Arts Museum (ANVAM) will be hosting the annual exhibition of veterans’ art in Melbourne.
This year the theme of Place is the focus for the ongoing ‘March to Art’ series of exhibitions. This series has included the themes of Identity, Community and Narratives. March to Art is also an invitation to see art, and the exhibition, as ways to commemorate service and celebrate our shared narrative.
Works by veteran artists from across Australia, some exhibiting for the first time, have been assembled by ANVAM’s curator and veteran, Bruce Copland. Originally scheduled for 2020, the exhibition was delayed due to the pandemic. With this in mind, the theme of Place has, poignantly, become more significant, reinforcing our individual and collective relationships and understanding of Place.
In a departure from previous years, the medium is exclusively digital imagery and video. Digital photography is particularly popular among the veteran community, being accessible and technically challenging at the same time.
This year’s exhibition program includes artists’ talks and walks, music and performance. The final day of the exhibition is Anzac Day.
Information about ANVAM and March to Art: Place is on our website: anvam.org.au.