March to Art: Create – ANVAM Exhibition

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My PTSD. A Love Story artist book is making an appearance in Melbourne at the moment … it is part of ANVAM’s (Australian National Veterans Art Museum) annual March to Art exhibition. This year’s theme is ‘Create’.

2023’s March to Art: Create “features artists from the veteran community as curators, mentors and artists. Artists who are current or ex-serving veterans, mothers, partners, daughters and carers of veterans. This unique and diverse collective of artists explore the act of art making, developing friendships, curiosity, and calm, and venturing to imagine something new.”

Exhibition Information

Dates: 19 March – 30 April 2023
Venue: ANVAM 12 Saint Kilda Road Melbourne, VIC, 3004 Australia
Hours: Tuesdays 12pm-4pm  —  Thursdays 12pm-7pm  — Sundays 12pm-4pm

March to Art: Create Exhibiting Artists
  • Sacha de Wit
  • Jasmin Diab (with Nina Hughes)
  • Kim Herringe
  • Anneke Jamieson
  • Eloise Jamieson
  • Freya Jobbins
  • Kelly Manning
  • Karri McPherson (artist-in-residence)
  • Soile Paloheimo with Jasmin Diab, Anneke Jamieson, Kat Rae, Kate Tollenar (Veteran Artist Collaboration – original image courtesy of Rachel Brennan)
  • Kat Rae
  • Imogen Rae
  • Clare Randall
  • Annabelle Reidy

I gifted this book (hand-printed in a limited edition of four books) to ANVAM in mid-2021 when I was the partner, a wife and carer, of a veteran. I wholeheartedly support the purpose and mission of ANVAM and am proud to be involved in this year’s exhibition. I also participated in the 2019 March to Art: Narratives exhibition. it was an honour to have been invited in 2019, and an honour to be involved in this year’s exhibition.

It has been strange is reflecting on the book in light of having separated from my husband last year. While we are no longer together, the book still holds as a raw, honest and intimate reflection of who and where I was when I created it. Mental health is complex and sensitive. I would like it known that PTSD did not end our marriage. Bad behaviour did.

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