APRIL 2015 'Anzac Spirit' Mural
The day has come where I can now post a picture of the 'Anzac Spirit' Mural that I have been working towards since last year, alongside project managers Creative Move (Brisbane). The Artwork spans a three-story feature wall in the Wavell State High School’s new junior secondary building and has several components to it including bronze laser cut elements and memorabilia boxes.The Department of Veteran Affairs awarded Wavell State High School a grant to assist in the development this mural, and we also got to work with the members of the local Kedron Wavell RSL, while a team of talented painted transferred my digital design on to the wall.
An extract from the artist statement about the ‘ANZAC Spirit’ mural:
The Wavell State High School ‘ANZAC Spirit' mural endeavors to encapsulate the bravery and determination that our ANZAC troops have demonstrated since their inception. The mural consists of historical images ranging from World War 1 to the contemporary soldier from Afghanistan. Many poignant symbols used in the mural, such as the red poppy, the rising sun, and the silhouette of the soldier, are familiar to the public. Other key symbols, colours, and text have been used to represent the namesake of the school, Field Marshal Earl Wavell (1883–1950), and the relevant school houses, Keren, Alamein, Burma, and Tobruk, which were key battles that Wavell fought with ANZAC troops during World War 2.
Recently received a grant to help me develop skills and knowledge in my arts practice. This has been made possible by the local RADF. I will be using the funds to go to Brisbane.