ANZAC Day Projections At City Hall Next Week

The 109th anniversary of the landing of ANZAC troops at Gallipoli will be commemorated through a free projection art program at City Hall next week.

Photography, historical images, paintings and monuments have been brought together to tell the story of the ANZACs and remember the Australian soldiers who have served and lost their lives.

Striking projections by Ian de Gruchy and Olaf Meyer, produced by Multimedia Events, will be displayed on the Gheringhap Street building starting from 4am on ANZAC Day, Thursday 25 April. The imagery will run from dusk until 11pm every night, ending on Sunday 28 April.

Soldiers and nurses during World War 1 (WW1) and sculptures by Peter Corlett OAM including Matron Grace Wilson and Private Ted Kenna VC all feature in the display.

The projections include First Nations soldiers who enlisted during WW1 but whose service and stories are still largely unknown.

The WW1 honour roll, the involvement of women and volunteer troops, and recent photographs taken by Ian de Gruchy at Gallipoli also feature.

Mayor Trent Sullivan

ANZAC Day is a time to acknowledge not only the soldiers and nurses who served during World War 1, but Australians who have served in all wars.

Australians from a range of backgrounds and ages, including women and First Peoples, have served their country and displayed courage, endurance, care and mateship – the ANZAC Spirit.

The City Hall projections are a chance for community members to pause and reflect on what our defence personnel have given us and the impacts experienced by the families left behind.

We are grateful for the sacrifices of our ANZAC troops and service men and women.

Councillor Elise Wilkinson

The projections are well worth a visit.

The projections are a moving tribute that tell the story of mateship, the human impact of war and the Aussie spirit.

There are many ways to show veterans your support this ANZAC Day, such as attending a dawn service, buying a poppy from the RSL or talking to your children about the day’s meaning.

The Australian Government has created a commemorative poster for ANZAC Day this year that focuses on Indigenous service, featuring Private Frederick Prentice of the 12th Australian Infantry Battalion and 1st Australian Pioneer Battalion. He was awarded the Military Medal for his actions on 19 July 1916 at Pozières, France.

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