Final Design Selected For The Bondi LGBTQIA+ Memorial

Written by Staff Writers
Category: Agenda Published: Wednesday, 19 August 2020 14:44

Urban Art Projects (UAP) will be commissioned to create the design selected to represent the Bondi Memorial, to victims of LGBTQIA+ hate crimes in Marks Park, Tamarama.

UAP's design, called Rise, was one of six shortlisted designs.

People within the LGBTQIA+ community were victims of violent hate crimes from the '70s to the '90s, resulting in many gay men and trans women losing their lives.

"ACON congratulates UAP on being selected to create the memorial for their beautiful and deeply moving artwork," ACON CEO Nicolas Parkhill says.

"We know it will serve as a respectful memorial to the victims and help heal the trauma these past events have caused for the families of victims, as well as the LGBTQIA+ community and many local residents. The events of this dark chapter in Sydney’s history have left a painful legacy that continues to be felt today."

"The Waverley Public Art Committee, Council officers and ACON staff all noted the subtlety and elegance of the design and its response to our Public Art Policy’s criteria for placemaking, artistic excellence, local culture and heritage and sustainability,” Deputy Mayor of Waverley, Elaine Keenan, says.

Elaine says UAP’s design fulfilled all the criteria the Project had outlined in serving as a respectful, engaging and moving memorial to many who had lost their lives due to hate.

For more information about the Bondi Memorial Project and to assist the fundraising effort, click here.

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