National Boer War Memorial Wins After-Dark Award
Published on 26/10/2018 Group GSA
GroupGSA recently won the National Award in the WE-EF After Dark Competition for the National Boer War Memorial, beating out some great competition. Congratulations to Steven Hammond and his team.
Located on the ceremonial axis of Anzac Parade in Canberra, the memorial is unique as it integrates the figurative sculptures into a landscape setting which is characterised by a rocky, undulating landform with sparse, arid planting, framed by hand forged copper walls.
A layering of interpretation is provided through cast bronze diaries set into the front wall, history text, and a poem extract from Boer War Correspondent, Banjo Paterson. The four bronze sculptures of mounted Troopers, created by the distinguished sculptor Louis Laumen, are the centrepiece to the memorial.
GroupGSA led the design of the overall memorial along with public artist Jane Cavanough.