New art elements unveiled at Emu Park ANZAC Memorial Precinct
Posted on April 26th, 2017
More than 40 new military art elements were installed at the Emu Park Anzac Memorial Precinct in time for yesterday’s (25 April) Anzac Day commemorations.
The new art pieces include silhouetted figures of Australian soldiers – originally depicted on the original Centenary of Anzac Memorial – grouped together in twos and threes and ‘walking up the headland’.
More than 41 World War I Battle Markers have also been installed in the gardens surrounding the Gatehouse, representing the Navy Imperial Forces, Australian Imperial Forces and the Australian Air Corps, all of whom served in the First World War.
Artist Bill Gannon, who helped design the stunning pieces in partnership with Graphic Designer Michelle Black, and Pacific Signs and Knox Engineering, made sure everything was ready for the 5,000 people who attended the Dawn Service.
These elements were funded completely by the RSL. The late Ross Coulter had a grand vision for the Emu Park Centenary of ANZAC Commemorative Precinct and thanks to the fundraising efforts of the RSL, the creative talents of the artists and ongoing support of Livingstone Shire Council, that vision is continuing to unfold.
The Emu Park Anzac Memorial has fast become a historic landmark for our region, and a focal point to honour both the spirit of ANZAC and all the men and women who have served in the defence of our nation.