On the road

During 2012 and 2013 an exhibition of works from the Growing Up with Cancer project toured Australia, spending time at eight venues including hospitals, community, and art and education spaces. Twenty-two self-portraits are represented in the exhibition, including one suite of music. People involved in the project came together to celebrate the amazing art works at events at Riverside Theatres Parramatta, Federation Square, Melbourne, Downing Centre, Sydney and Wallsend Library, Newcastle. The works are now on permanent loan to the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre art collection. On this page you can look at photos of the exhibitions on tour and watch speeches from some of the artists, researchers and partners involved in the project.

Previous exhibitions


Parramatta Riverside Theatres, Sydney

24 September – 14 October 2012

David Bennett

David Bennett - Growing Up with Cancer

David Bennett of the Growing Up with Cancer project team, talks about the research project.

  • 8:56 minutes
Peter Orchard

Peter Orchard - Growing Up with Cancer

Peter Orchard, CanTeen CEO, talks about young people growing up with cancer.

  • 5:17 minutes
Michon Collins and Khaled Haddad

Michon Collins and Khaled Haddad - Growing Up with Cancer

Project participants and artists Michon Collins and Khaled Haddad talk about participating in the Growing Up with Cancer project.

  • 8:33 minutes

Xavier Space, Saint Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney

15th October - 9th November 2012


The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Sydney

11 November – 6 December 2012


Federation Square, Melbourne

18 February – 22 February 2013

Michael Carr-Gregg

Michael Carr-Greg - Growing Up with Cancer

Michael Carr-Gregg speaking about young people with cancer.

  • 5:02 minutes
Peter Orchard

Peter Lewis - Growing Up with Cancer

Peter Lewis speaking about the Growing Up with Cancer research project.

  • 3:28 minutes
Lachlan Korvin

Lachlan Korvin - Growing Up with Cancer

Lachlan Korvin speaking about growing up with cancer.

  • 8:33 minutes

Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne

26 February – 18 April 2013


Downing Centre, Sydney

1 May – 31 May 2013


University of Sydney Law Library as part of the Head on Photo Festival

31 May – 22 July 2013


Wallsend Library, Newcastle

22 October – 1 December 2013