Maquette for Bomber Command sculpture

Place Europe
Accession Number ART92165
Collection type Art
Measurement Overall: 94.2 x 44.6 x 44.6 cm
Object type Sculpture
Physical description aluminium, wood, felt and gravel
Maker Dawson, Neil
Place made New Zealand
Date made 2001
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
Creative Commons License This item is licensed under CC BY-NC

A Marquette for the sculpture to commemorate those who served and those who died with Bomber Command during the Second World War. The final sculpture will go on display in the sculpture garden of the Australian War Memorial. The design commemorates the service and sacrifice of those who served as air crew and also the dedicated work of ground support personnel. The work comprises of a symbolised searchlight made of aluminium, representations of the air and ground crew as silhouetted figures in uniform on a curved aluminium wall, a frosted glass plate at the base of the searchlight with brass stencils of the six aircraft flown by the Bomber Command, paving and granite elements surround the base of the searchlight. On the curved wall are the words 'Memorial to Australian service and sacrifice in Bomber Command, Royal Airforce'.