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Wanneroo Gallery

Current Exhibitions

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Image credit: Image courtesy of the Australian War Memorial

Ink in the Lines - An Australian War Memorial Touring Exhibition

When: Wednesday 9 November 2022 to Saturday 14 January 2023 //10am to 4pm Wednesday to Saturday (closed Sunday and Public Holidays)
Where: Wanneroo Gallery, Wanneroo Library and Cultural Centre, 3 Rocca Way, Wanneroo

Please note: This exhibition will be closed over the Christmas period from 18 December to 3 January. 

Tattoos are a conversation starter.

Many members and veterans of the Australian Defence Forces have tattoos, and while their reasons for getting tattooed are as varied as the people themselves, self-expression and belonging play a part.

They also share a common purpose in getting inked: to remember. 

Inscribed on skin are their identities as veterans, the commemoration of loss, experiences of trauma and overcoming adversity, the bonds of family and friends, and acknowledging the experiences that make us who we are.

Hear the stories behind the tattoos in the Ink in the Lines exhibition; showcasing Australia’s modern veterans and their families, who through their tattoos commemorate the people, events and experiences which shaped their lives.

Find out more about the exhibition at the Australian War Memorial website.

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