Art Installation Pays Homage to Mothers’ World War 1 Violet Tribute

Toowoomba Mothers' Memorial


Triple M News Team

14 April 2019

Triple M News Team

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Love, sorrow and sacrifice will overflow in the form of 10,000 poppies and violets in an art installation that will be displayed at Toowoomba’s Mothers’ Memorial for the city’s 2019 Anzac Day commemoration services.

Trees, embankments and the sides of a pathway to the main East Creek Park memorial will be adorned in panels of red and purple flowers.

It is a case of art imitating life for installation artists, Toowoomba’s Jayne Hodge and her partner in polar fleece, Chris Just.

The childhood friends share not only a love of art, but a bond forged by their fathers’ World War Two service in New Guinea.

The artists have shown smaller installations at various exhibitions (a Spring Bluff 25th Battalion memorial service and Remembrance Day service), but decided to pay a special enlarged tribute to the region’s service personnel and civilian helpers by expanding their display for the Toowoomba Anzac Day service at the Mothers’ Memorial.

 

For more on this great tribute head to HERE.

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