Red for Remembrance 1918 - 2018 We Will Not Forget

Project overview

On Remembrance Day, we remember all those who died or suffered serving our country during conflicts. The 11th November 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the Armistice that ended the First World War.

This historic occasion was commemorated with a major event from 4pm on Saturday 10 November at Memorial Park in Gympie.

This project acknowledged our region’s history and the significant contribution of Queenslanders in the campaign for their courage, integrity, resilience, mateship, teamwork, duty and sacrifice. 


Major event

  • Screening of five short film documentaries (see links below)
  • Three of the town's iconic buildings were lit up with red themed evening illuminations and art projections
  • Three purpose built light boxes installed in Memorial Park that projected a Q100 Anzac Digital Collection of images from the Gympie region
  • A big band musical performance by Gympie High School
  • An ephemeral art installation of poppies made by the community 
  • A screening of a WW1 Australian feature film 


Community initiatives 

  • Local schools, community organisations and aged care facilities were invited to make poppies that will create the Poppy Art installation.
  • Local choirs and singers were invited to form a greater regional choir for the event. 
  • Local business and residents were invited to decorate their shops and letterboxes in red as a mark of respect to all of our servicemen and women. 

 

Short Film Documentaries

 

This project was funded by the Gympie Regional Council and proudly supported by the Queensland Government.