Inaugural Veteran Artist in Residence exhibition opens at the Anzac Memorial

An exhibition of works by inaugural Veteran Artist in Residence, Cory Rinaldi is now open at the Anzac Memorial in Hyde Park Sydney.

Minister for Transport and Veterans David Elliott opened the exhibition, A Soldier’s Healing.

“I am proud of the exhibition as it celebrates the success of the pilot artist in residence program. A Soldier’s Healing, is a testimony to Cory’s immense creative talent and generosity in sharing with the public his personal of serving in the ADF and as a veteran.”

The exhibition displays 18 paintings produced by Cory Rinaldi during his time as the Memorial’s first Veteran Artist in Residence.

“Cory has set the platform for a successful program, which will enable many other servicemen and servicewomen the opportunity to heal through artistic endeavour and showcase their amazing talent.

“The program not only supports veteran artists but also helps ensure contemporary military experiences are interpreted for today’s audiences. It is a wonderful opportunity which gives artists the time and space to creatively explore the Anzac Memorial while reflecting on their service and sacrifice,” Mr Elliott said.

An Army veteran of Malaysia, East Timor and Iraq, Cory Rinaldi said his residency at the Memorial enabled him to heal, gave him purpose again and once more made him feel part of a team since leaving the military.

“The residency also challenged my artistic parameters and encouraged me to paint outside of my comfort zone. For someone who suffers from PTSD, that’s a big deal,” Mr Rinaldi said.

A Soldier’s Healing will close on Sunday 24 July 2022. The Memorial is open to the public seven days a week, however, visitors should check with the Memorial ahead of their visit to ensure the exhibition space is open.

Further details are available here.

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