Artist Jade Oakley’s characteristic kinetics have been subtly applied to 6 hand beaten copper poppies which shimmer in a reflecting pond. The back drop is a 35 sq m wall feature of perforated aged bronze – hand laser cut to deliver a softer sense of craftsmanship. With back lighting, Axolotl have helped create a the oceanic luminescence the artist sought, a reminder of the adjacent Pacific Ocean.
Memorial and Poppy are artworks that pay tribute to the heritage of the Harbord Diggers Club whilst celebrating the reinvention of the Club as a vibrant community venue. The revitalised Diggers Club will be a multigenerational facility, serving a diverse range of people from the local community. Memorial and Poppy will be welcoming, memorable, and harmonious with the new development.