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A World Premiere commissioned by Now or Never

Event Details

Friday, 1 September 2023 6:30 pm to Saturday, 2 September 2023 10:30 pm
Shrine of Remembrance, Melbourne, VIC 3001
  • Admission is free.
  • This event is 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 Never.



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.