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Premier Mark McGowan presented a $300,000 Lotterywest grant to the City of Albany to support an immersive art installation honouring the service and sacrifice of the ANZACs.

The initiative is a partnership led by the City of Albany, the Returned & Services League of Australia (WA Branch), the local Albany RSL Sub-Branch and FORM - an independent non-profit cultural organisation.

An immersive art installation by Bruce Munro will illuminate the Avenue of Honour at Mt Clarence next year, paying homage to the ANZACs with 13,000 shining spheres marking the last sight of home for 41,000 troops who departed from Albany for the Great War.

The internationally renowned UK artist’s ephemeral landscape installation will reference the national flowers of Australia and New Zealand; honouring 100 years since the First World War’s end and celebrating Albany’s unique biodiversity with thousands of lights shining in the whites, yellows and golds of the wattle and the kowhai.

The installation was commissioned by independent, non-profit cultural organisation FORM with the City of Albany and made possible by funding from the Australian Government through the Building Better Regions Fund and the State Government through Tourism Western Australia and Lotterywest.

It will coincide with peak wildflower season and the conclusion of the Anzac Centenary commemorations, exhibiting from October 2018 through to Anzac Day in April 2019.

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| Photo: Albany Mayor Dennis Wellington, Premier Mark McGowan and RSLWA President Peter Aspinall. © City of Albany.

|| Photo: RSLWA President Peter Aspinall, City of Albany CEO Andrew Sharpe, Member for Albany Peter Watson, Albany Mayor Dennis Wellington, Premier Mark McGowan, Apex Club Albany Life Member Brett Mosel, Apex Albany Club President Michael Gilmartin. © City of Albany.