For Each a Road exhibition
An exhibition showcasing the artwork of seven veteran artists was recently launched at the City of Melbourne City Library Gallery. The For Each a Road exhibition highlights the diverse talents and experiences of artists working in a range of mediums, including photography, painting, collages and linocut prints.
The passion to showcase veteran art came from veteran and artist Sean Burton (below), who partnered with an ex-service organisation, Young Veterans, and secured funding from DVA’s Health and Wellbeing program to help organise the exhibition. Fifty guests attended the official opening and heard from the artists about their passion for art.
Feedback from the exhibition was heart-warming, including the story of a younger veteran who was inspired to explore art as a means of healing. The exhibition also encouraged the veteran to talk to his family about his experiences in service for the first time.
Sean suggested any veterans or families in Melbourne interested in art classes should contact the Australian National Veterans Art Museum (ANVAM) which offers art programs.
If any organisation would like to host the exhibition, the group would love the opportunity to showcase the artworks in other locations, so please contact Sean on Instagram @sb6six to discuss. If you have an idea for a health and wellbeing project, please contact DVA’s Victorian Community Support Adviser at CSA.VIC [at] dva.gov.au for further information.