Woodlea's Remembrance Day Mural

Woodlea's Remembrance Day Mural

Get to know Amanda Newman: The artist who created Woodlea’s Remembrance Day mural

Have you seen the wonderful work of art positioned alongside Aintree’s Walk of Honour? Eye-catching and thought-provoking, this piece has been brought to life to reflect the spirit and dedication of those who served Australia.

Created by Amanda Newman, a Melbourne-based street artist, the artwork is an expression of an appreciation aimed to resonate with the community in the lead up to Remembrance Day.

Continue reading below to learn about Amanda and the inspiration behind Woodlea’s new mural. 

Introducing Amanda

Amanda Newman is a mural artist originally from New York, now residing in Melbourne, Australia. Focused on creating large-scale portraiture projects in the public realm, Amanda uses her street art as a way to bring attention to relevant societal issues.

“My job was to bring the RSLs voices to life through my unique creative lens. After meeting with the RSLs and doing my own research, it was clear that the mural should represent all people affected by war – not just specific RSL members. Diversity and the inclusion of a female perspective were important factors in the design that the RSL members were very vocal about,” said Amanda.

The design process

Amanda worked alongside Woodlea, Melton and Caroline Springs RSLs to design the mural, honouring the contribution of the local RSLs and all affected by war, and being a visual expression of an appreciation that will resonate with the Woodlea community in the lead up to Remembrance Day.

Following a three-month process, we couldn’t be more proud to see this mural come to life at Woodlea. A nod to those who have served our country, the eighty-metre (long) by two metres (high) mural signifies individuals who were involved in the Australian defence forces’ history, with the central figures being WW2 veteran Allan Godfrey, WW1 serviceman Private Miller Mack and WW2 service woman Vivian Bullwinkel. 

We hope you all enjoy the mural and the Aintree Walk of Honour this Remembrance Day.

Remembrance Service on Sunday 6th November

In the lead up to Remembrance Day on 11th November 2022, Melton RSL & Caroline Springs RSL will be hosting a very special service for the community at Woodlea’s Walk of honour this Sunday 6th November.

Remembrance Day, also known as Poppy Day is a memorial day observed in Australia and the Commonwealth members states since the end of the First World War to honour armed forces members who have died in the line of duty.

Remembrance Day is observed on 11 November to recall the end of First World War hostilities. Hostilities formally ended “at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month” of 1918 were a signal was received “All Quiet on the Western Front”