A World Premiere commissioned by Now or Never

01 September 2023 06:30 pm - 02 September 2023 10:30 pm
Shrine of Remembrance, Melbourne, VIC 3001
Free admission
Child friendly

In 1923, a public design competition resulted in the grand architecture of the Shrine of Remembrance. Now, in 2023, a spectacular immersive artwork commissioned by Now or Never reshapes the gravitas of this monument, tracing a line of its significance through our collective history.

A black and white photo featuring an atmospherically lit building

Luminous and awe-inspiring, SACRA pays homage to the memory of our antecedents. Envisioned by Hungarian artist Laszlo Bordos – one of the pioneers of 3D mapping artistry, whose work has enveloped some of the world’s most renowned buildings – SACRA will bring the Shrine of Remembrance into brilliant motion with a series of sculptural illuminations and projections at a scale never before seen in Melbourne/Narrm.

A masterful manipulation of light and darkness, this poignant dedication melds sophisticated 3D video mapping with bespoke sound design by Czech composer and musician Ondřej Skála.

Run time: 12 minutes

Runs consecutively from 6.30pm with 10 minutes between each show. Final show commences at 10.30pm.

SACRA is a World Premiere commissioned by Now or NeverExternal Link .


Image used here as a representation only.

Important Content Warning

  • This event may contain sequences of:
  • Low lighting
  • Abrupt lighting changes
  • Strobe lighting
  • Flashing lights
  • Shifting light/intensity

This lighting may affect patrons who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy or other photo sensitivities. Please contact for any enquiries.

Reviewed 31 August 2023

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