Morning Star Tapestry
18 January 2018 - 25 February 2018

The stunning Morning Star tapestry has been created for display in the Sir John Monash Centre, due to open in Villers-Bretonneux, France in April 2018. The 2.5 x 5 metre tapestry was commissioned by the Australian Government, designed by prominent Australian artists Lyndell Brown and Charles Green and hand-woven by the world renowned Victorian Tapestry Workshop.

From 18 January the Shrine is proudly hosting this work of art, offering visitors a chance to view it before it makes the journey to take up pride of place in the new centre. In Morning Star the artists seek to evoke the experience of departure from their home country to war on foreign shores, in particular for Australians at the Western Front. Launched in the final year of the Centenary of the First World War, the tapestry will provide a lasting legacy, remembering the service of Australians in the First World War and commemorating the 46,000 Australian lives lost on the Western Front.

Morning Star was created with the generous support of the ANZAC Centenary Arts and Culture Fund, Tapestry Foundation of Australia, Australian Hotels Association, Marjorie M Kingston Charitable Trust, Janet Calvert Jones AO and John Calvert Jones AM, Anne and Mark Robertson OAM, Baillieu Myer AC and Sarah Myer, Yulgilbar Foundation, Chasam Foundation and the Myer Foundation.

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