Australian War Memorial Sculpture

Art Artwork from Australia. Published by anonymous on Monday 09 July 2012.

Australian War Memorial Sculpture image

The sinking of the Montevdeo Maru is our greatest Maritime disaster. With this in mind while creating his design, James states “My immediate response was to create a work that would ‘protect’ the memory of the people who lost their lives as well as the tragedy of the event itself.

He sought to provide an abstract design for future generations that was timeless, both physically and aesthetically. The work will be fabricated in stainless steel and be approximately 3.5 mtrs high. The design, based on the manipulation of circular forms, refers to themes of physical and personal journeys, and the ocean. This symbolic design provides a peaceful way of reflecting upon the fall of Rabaul, the New Guinea Islands and the sinking of the Montevideo Maru.

The location for the Rabaul and Montevideo Maru memorial is in the Australian War Memorial’s award winning Eastern Precinct, designed by Johnson Pilton Walker. This site commands views across the National Servicemens memorial and ANZAC Parade and will be positioned near the bronze sculpture of Sir Edward Weary Dunlop.

Stainless steel. 350 × 450 × 250 cm