Powerful projections will light up Geelong’s City Hall for ANZAC Day

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Powerful projections will light up Geelong’s City Hall for ANZAC Day

Lest We Forget.

Commemorated on April 25th, ANZAC Day is Australia’s most important national occasion. It marks the anniversary of the first key military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War, and is a day when Australia comes together to recognise all those who have served our nation and pay tribute to the sacrifice of more than 102,000 Australians who have given their lives in the service of our country.

Here’s a guide to all the services and marches on ANZAC Day across the Geelong region.

Honouring the service and sacrifice of our military personnel, veterans and their families and recognise the contribution our military families have made to our nation, photography, historical images, paintings and monuments have been brought together to produce a projection art program on Geelong City Hall to commemorate the 108th anniversary of the landing of ANZAC troops at Gallipoli.

The free projections by Ian de Gruchy and Olaf Meyer, produced by Multimedia Events, are set to be displayed on the Gheringhap Street building starting from 12am until dawn on ANZAC Day, Tuesday 25 April 2023. The imagery will then run from dusk until 11pm every night, ending on Sunday 30 April 2023.


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The story of the ANZACs and powerful symbols of sacrifice will be weaved throughout the striking projections to create a moving and meaningful commemoration of Australian soldiers who have served and lost their lives.

Soldiers and nurses during World War 1 (WW1), including First Nations diggers, and sculptures by Peter Corlett OAM including Matron Grace Wilson and Private Ted Kenna VC all feature in the display.

The projections also explore the WW1 honour roll, the involvement of women and volunteer troops in WW1, and recent photographs taken by Ian de Gruchy at Gallipoli.

“The City Hall projections will be a chance for community members, including families, to pause and reflect on what our defence personnel have given us,” says Mayor Trent Sullivan.

“Greater Geelong is grateful for the sacrifices and bravery of our ANZAC troops and service men and women.

“The projections are a moving tribute that tell the story of mateship, the human impact of war and the Aussie spirit – they are well worth a visit.”

Local RSL Sub-Branches will hold a range of services across the region, from Portarlington to Norlane, Lara to Newtown and of course at the Geelong Peace Memorial in Johnstone Park.

Find a service or march here