Avenues of Honour 1915-2015 is a national project to preserve and promote Australia’s Avenues of Honour as we commemorate the Centenary of ANZAC, the Gallipoli Landings and World War I.
Eurack was the earliest Avenue to be planted in 1916, with over 100 other avenues being planted during the following five years. Each tree represents a service man or woman who served in WW1.
The genesis for these exhibitions is to bring awareness to the age of these Avenues and to the fact that many of them have already been lost to drought, development or neglect. The first exhibition was opened by Professor Geoffrey Blainey AC at the Shrine of Remembrance, Melbourne in 2010. Further details of the opening Exhibition can be found here.
Currently, the exhibition consists of 43 large printed photographs, each housed in handcrafted Tasmanian Oak frames, locally manufactured here in Victoria. Since the Shrine opening, the exhibition has continued to travel all around Victoria as well as internationally, to the following areas;
Shrine of Remembrance, Melbourne Victoria
Opened by Professor Geoffrey Blainey AO,
29th October 2010 – 31st January 2011
National Trust of Victoria, Melbourne, Victoria
1st February – 16th March 2011
B1 Gallery, Ballarat
1st November – 17th November, 2012
Bacchus Marsh WW1, Bacchus Marsh
10th August, 2013, Centenary Awareness Day, 2013
Lerderderg Library, Moorabool Shire Council
15th May – 30th June, 2014
Bacchus Marsh Primary School, Moorabool Shire Council
14th July – 19th September, 2014
Mantra Lorne, Great Ocean Road, Colac Otway Shire Council
23rd April – 30th April, 2015 (Anzac Day 2015)
Warrigal Library, Baw Baw Shire Council
16th May – 27th June, 2015
The Alexandra Club, 81 Collins Street Melbourne
12th September – 27th November, 2016
Most recently Sarah’s Avenues of Honour Exhibition travelled to Villers-Bretonneux and Corbie, France, where it was exhibited over Anzac Day 2017.
Musee Franco-Australien, Villers-Bretonneux, France
21st April – 28th May, 2017
Centre d’Accueil et d’Animation, Corbie, France
4th July – 3rd September, 2017
Other Related Links include;