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As part of my photography course, I have to track my development on a blog. The posts from September 2011 until January 2012 are part of a module called Project Management, for which I was required to work in a group of eight students to create an exhibition. The blog followed every step we took in order to create a successful gallery. The blog posts starting from September 2012 follow my final year on the course. I'll be documenting my research and analysis of my final year projects, as well as include notes of my Professional Practice unit - which prepares us for a range of post graduate options. Finally it also looks at a project called New Creatives, where I'll be working alongside an artists to help college students get more involved with art.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Shrine of Remembrance

I kind of started to write about this a little while back, but I thought I'd dedicate an entire post on it. The Shrine is Victoria's largest and most visited war memorial and was built to remember those who served and died during the Great War (1914 - 1918).

The Shrine of Remembrance's location adds to its significance. There are 3 direct roads that lead off of the Shrine. The first is up to the CBD. When you're standing in the middle of central Melbourne on Swanston street, you can look back and see the shrine. Same goes for South Melbourne and St Kilda Road towards the beach. It took over 150 pages to determine the location of the Shrine. Everyday as the sun sets, it illuminates the shrine as though there is a huge spotlight on it. Since it's built on a hill, everything around it is dark, but only the building is lit up.

 On Remembrance day - 11/11 - at 11.00 the sun will cross through the centre of the Shrine. This will take 11 minutes. Unfortunately we couldn't be there on remembrance day, but they do show a simulation of what happens everyday, which is the photo to the right.