Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have a long standing tradition of fighting for Country, and continue to serve with honour among our military forces. They have also worked in ancillary, industry, and other home-front activities, and their communities have been thrust into the front line of theatres of war. The touring exhibition For Country, for Nation highlights these stories and explore themes of remembrance and tradition through family histories, objects, art, and photographs from across Australia, drawing inspiration from cultural traditions and symbols of warrior’s discipline, knowledge, leadership, and skill.
For Country, for Nation is thematic in structure. Within each theme are stories of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander experience during wartime and peace.
|Tweed Regional Gallery||NSW||29 November 2019||9 February 2020|
|Araluen Cultural Centre||NT||22 February 2020||29 March 2020|
|Queensland Museum Brisbane||QLD||25 April 2020||26 July 2020|
|WAM Maritime Museum Fremantle||WA||15 August 2020||15 November 2020|
|Geraldton Regional Art Gallery||WA||19 December 2020||31 January 2021|
|Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery||TAS||17 April 2021||31 June 2021|
|Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery||QLD||7 April 2018||3 June 2018|
|Griffith Regional Art Gallery||NSW||16 June 2018||22 July 2018|
|Melbourne Museum||VIC||10 August 2018||9 December 2018|
|Pinnacles Gallery||QLD||8 February 2019 (cancelled due to flooding)||31 March 2019|
|SAMSTAG Art Museum||SA||26 April 2019||19 July 2019|
|Glasshouse Gallery||NSW||5 October 2019||17 November 2019|
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government's Visions of Australia program.