New public artwork for Anzac Memorial upgrade

Published 27th June, 2016 in Arts & Culture

A new public artwork inspired by military service in NSW and its legacy will form part of the centrepiece of the new Anzac Memorial in Sydney’s Hyde Park.

The artwork will feature in the Hall of Service as part of the Anzac Memorial Centenary Project, which will complete the original 1930s vision for the memorial.

Minister for Veterans Affairs David Elliott said leading Australian artist Fiona Hall would develop the work in collaboration with Sydney architect Richard Johnson.

“This collaboration between Hall and Johnson will continue the word class legacy of the original 1930s creative team, and enable future generations to pause and reflect on the sacrifice of our servicemen and women,” Mr Elliott said.

The new design will display the names of around 1600 NSW towns and cities from where service personnel enlisted for World War 1. A handful of soil from each location will also be displayed with each place name.

To mark the centenary, a ring set into the floor of the Hall of Service will list the 100 most significant sites of NSW service spanning the state’s military history.

The Anzac Memorial Centenary Project is due for completion in November 2018 and also includes a second water feature and new education and interpretation facilities.

Visit the Anzac Memorial Hyde Park website to find out more about the project.

Published 27th June, 2016 in Arts & Culture