April 24, 2014

ANZAC Day Dawn Parade, Auckland

Sketching in the dark at this mornings ANZAC Day dawn service at the Auckland War Memorial Museum. 


Thousands turn out to remember those who died at Gallipoli in 1915 and in all conflicts since. We recognise their contribution to our nations freedom but also the tragic and avoidable waste of life in wartime — something that should be front of mind in current conflicts around the world.

8 comments :

re.design said...

Lovely sketch. Liked how you portrayed the crowds of people who turned up in remembrance of those who died in Gallipoli. Lest we forget.

Liz Steel said...

fantastic sketching in the dark. I still have to get myself to a dawn service one year.....

Murray Dewhurst said...

Thanks re.design! Did you make a dawn parade too?

Murray Dewhurst said...

Thanks Liz. I had difficulty seeing what I was drawing until the sun finally came up! It was worth getting up early for - pretty moving stuff. Maybe next year?

matthew_c said...

I agree with your comment Murray.
That was a great film by the Ozzies.

kumi matsukawa said...

Beautiful, great feel of mass of people in the dark.

VHein said...

Great reportage, Murray, and a very impressive crowd scene.

Murray Dewhurst said...

Thanks Kumi and Virginia!