Edition Office + Daniel Boyd, For Our Country
For Our Country is the inaugural National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander war memorial, commissioned by the Australian War Memorial, and located on Ngunnawal and Ngambri Country (Canberra). The design is the collaborative work of artist Daniel Boyd, who is a Kudjala/Gangalu man, and Edition Office architects.
The memorial is designed to reflect the lived experience and memory of all Indigenous communities, including those who served in the Australian armed services, and the trauma of the frontier wars of colonisation.
Behind a ceremonial fire pit lies the sculptural pavilion made primarily of fractured basalt shards. A wall of two-way mirrored glass set with thousands of transparent lenses represents our perception, while highlighting our incomplete understanding of history.
Edition Office & Daniel Boyd, For Our Country. Photo – Ben Hosking.
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