The ImagInk digital printing technology from Cooling Brothers played an important role in the creation of the new Anzac Memorial arch at the Ocean Beach RSL, commemorating 100 years of service.
With the current 2014 - 2018 Anzac centenary commemorations taking place annually around the country, The Ocean Reef RSL in Perth commissioned a stunning memorial arch in commemoration of the centenary at the club’s picturesque beachside location.
The majestic stainless steel and printed glass installation by sculptors Charlie and Joan Smith comprises of a 11m x 5.5m steel arch, fitted with 13.52mm toughened laminated and digitally printed glass.
Charlie and Joan explain that the memorial has been designed to incorporate the most solemn memorial design principles, with the overall layout based on the passage of light being drawn through a portal entrance and along a ceremonial east/west pathway.
The memorial was unveiled at the Consecration Ceremony on 18th of April at Ocean Reef Sea Sports Club, where the oldest member and only World War II veteran, Vic Sinclair (90), read the Ode during the service.
According to Charlie and Joan Smith, the ImagInk digital printing technology offered an excellent alternative to the traditional stained glass process. They added that the dedicated team at Cooling Brothers and their ImagInk digital printing process have opened up almost limitless, creative potential for the duo as memorial artists.