Tucked away in Sunshine, just a short walk from the main shopping strip and the Sunshine Railway Station, is a moving war memorial commemorating the Anzacs.
Tucked away in Sunshine, just a short walk from the main shopping strip and the Sunshine Railway Station, is a moving war memorial commemorating the Anzacs, and how war and peace affect people of diverse cultural backgrounds.
The Sunshine Streets Memorial is located in McDonald Lane, Sunshine. This hidden gem in Sunshine offers some fascinating commemorative artwork. Entrancing Venetian glass mosaics, outdoor adhesives and handmade community tiles, all come together in a touching memorial for those who have suffered and served for their country.
The artwork was created by artist Sankar Nadeson aka Mosaicman who worked with members of the local community via a series of workshop sessions, to identify subjects.
The Sunshine Memorial Streets Project was organised by Sunshine RSL in partnership with Brimbank City Council and the Sunshine Business Association.
The project began a couple of years ago, and was completed in 2018. There is potential for the work to continue to evolve, with room for more installations, similar to Drewery Lane in Melbourne’s CBD.
The Sunshine Streets Memorial is located in a newly upgraded area of Sunshine, which involved new road paving and line marking along McDonald Lane and nearby Mann Place and the relocation of rubbish bins. Lighting upgrades are also being planned to complete the transformation.