Ink In The Lines Exhibition

10:00am - 4:00pm 12th May 2024

Ink In The Lines Exhibition

Redcliffe Museum, 75 Anzac Ave, Redcliffe

Touring art exhibition from the Australian War Memorial

"Ink in the Lines" is a striking photographic exhibition from the Australian War Memorial debuting at Redcliffe Museum from the end of February.

The exhibition showcases the stories of Australia's modern veterans and their families through photographs of their tattoos.

It features more than 70 portraits detailing the experiences of 22 Australians who have served in the military.

The exhibition is the first in Australia to explore the use of tattoos in the military through oral history interviews and portrait photography.

Discover how these symbols, insignias and images of military service create space for remembrance, self-expression and belonging in this moving exhibition.

Learn the stories of veterans through tattoos

Behind every tattoo is a story of remembrance, mateship, identity and healing. Tattoos are a conversations starter.

Many members and veterans of the Australian Defence Forces have tattoos. 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.

Event Details

The exhibition will run until May.

It is being marked with an opening event on Saturday February 24 from 3pm-4.30pm.

What: Ink in the Lines
Saturday 24th February - Sunday 12th May, 2024
10am - 4pm
Redcliffe Museum, 75 Anzac Avenue, Redcliffe 4020

What's Around me:

Fuel your wanderlust & stay in touch!


Acknowledgement of Country - We would like to acknowledge the traditional owners of the lands and waterways of the Moreton Bay Region, the Kabi Kabi/Gubbi Gubbi, Jinibara, and Turrbal people and pay our respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging. We recognise the ongoing connection that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have to this land and recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the original custodians of this land.