Photo opportunity – unveiling of new WWII memorial

The Administrator of Inner West Council Richard Pearson will officially unveil the new World War Two memorial in Marrickville Park, Friday 11 November, 3pm.

Media are invited to attend.

The new contemporary public artwork and memorial, by Andrew Poppleton, references and is inspired by the ‘Australian Rising Sun badge’ by Adelaide artist Frank Bartels in 1893 showing bayonet blades arrayed around a crown. The symbol is integral to the Australian Army Uniform and symbolises the sacrifices made by Australia’s naval and military forces.

The large scale (2m high x 2.3m high) artwork is orientated on a North - South access to interact with the rising and setting sun. Daylight will shine through the sculpture’s arc void to highlight the names of deceased soldiers to be inscribed either side of the memorial

WHAT: Official unveiling of the new World War Two memorial

WHEN: Friday 11 November at 3pm

WHERE: Marrickville Park, the rondel along the pathway in the north east section, near the corner of Livingstone Road and Frazer Street

RSVP to the Communication team.

Please note the installation will occur on Monday 7 November, scheduled to finish at 3.30pm. Media are also invited to the installation which Andrew Poppleton will attend.

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