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Out of the Dark: the Emotional Legacy of the Holocaust

Out of the Dark: the Emotional Legacy of the Holocaust

Out of the Dark brings together a selection of artworks made by survivors, child survivors and children of survivors of the Holocaust.  The exhibition explores the continuing psychological intergenerational effects of the Holocaust.

Each artist has a unique and compelling story of physical and mental survival, and all the works in this exhibition represent a step in their continuing journey of dealing with past and present trauma.

Out of the Dark provides an insight into the lives of Holocaust survivors and their families within Australia, and also illustrates how art and creativity can be a source of empowerment both at a personal and political level.

This exhibition is the result of a two-year collaborative project between the Cunningham Dax Collection and the Jewish Holocaust Centre, Melbourne.


Juliette Hanson & Gail Rockman

Exhibition History

The Dax Centre, Melbourne, October 2009 – January 2010


Migration Museum, Adelaide 25/08/2012 – 11/11/2012

Yarra Ranges Regional Museum, Lilydale 13/07/2013 – 27/10/2013

The Dax Centre
30 Royal Parade
Kenneth Myer Building
University of Melbourne
Parkville Vic 3010
+61 3 9035 6610
Open Hours

Wednesday to Friday
10.00am to 4.00pm

Last of each month
11.00am to 3.00pm

The Dax Centre is part of the Sane Australia Group