The new ANZAC mural at 63 Rosebank Road was commissioned by Avondale Business Association and painted by local business owner and artist, Chris Amosa. The painting is a memorial to remember our fallen ANZAC soldiers.
The symbolism of the mural is important: the poppies are a symbol for our older veterans; the rifle is a NZDF-issue Seyr AUG, and the helmet is desert coloured - the modern rifle and helmet represents new, contemporary veterans, and are arranged as a battlefield cross.
The lone soldier walking into the sunset aims to capture the lonely feeling veterans have when remembering the fallen. Especially on ANZAC Day when the nation remembers the symbols of the day, many veterans will be recounting personal memories.
ABA thanks Tag Out Trust for securing the mural with graffiti-guard, and to the building owners for saying yes!