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Final statues unveiled – Homefront Project

Thu 1 November, 2018

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The final four sculptures of the Homefront Project will be unveiled at Greensborough War Memorial Park on Remembrance Day on the 100th anniversary of the end of World War 1.

The much anticipated sculptures:’Lighthorse’, ‘Pilot and Sailor’, ‘World War 1 Nurse’, and ‘The Letter’ will join the initial five sculptures unveiled in April this year, completing the Homefront Project. 

The Homefront sculptures are a Council public art project that was initiated to replace the original Leigh Conkie sculptures that had deteriorated over the past 14 years. 

The project began with extensive community consultation, including writing workshops for local war veterans to tell their stories of war and homecoming. These discussions and stories formed the base for the designs of the new sculptures.

The sculptures were completed by a small team of artists including: chainsaw artists Hikaru Kodama and Leigh Conkie, blacksmith Roland Dannanhauer, and designer Amanda Gibson.

“The Homefront Project has been a labour of love for all involved and I am delighted that the final four statues will be unveiled on such a poignant day in Australia’s history.”

“The Project has meant so much to so many in our community. These statues are not only beautiful, but the symbolism and sentiment they hold will carry on through time.” 

When: Sunday 11 November

Time: 11:30am – 1pm

Where: Greensborough War Memorial Park, McDowell St Entrance

Free event
More information at homefrontsculpture.com.au