Two dimensional wall hung abstract metal sculpture by World War Two veteran artist, Karl Duldig, who came to Australia as an internee, comprising a range of complex individual shapes joined to a metal frame. The sculpture is located at the entrance to Melbourne Council administrative headquarters near the Town Hall visible to staff and visitors as they walk out of the building under the sculpture located overhead.
A detail of two of a three part mosaic mural located on the front first floor facade of Newspaper House on Collins Street. It was originally a painting with the mural commissioned for the facade of Newspaper House by art patron Theodore Fink, who was also a director of the Herald and Weekly Times. It is titled
Located in the forecourt area of the Shrine of Remembrance is the sculpture, known as the cenotaph, by World War Two army veteran artist, George Allen, supported by Stanley Hammond, of a 20 meter tall column inscribed with the battlefields where Australian veterans fought during World War 2, atop is the stylised figures of six servicemen of the three services

Veterans Public Art Trail


The Veterans Public Art Trail aims to highlight the contribution of the veteran community to Melbourne’s built environment by showcasing the range of public art by veterans.

The works include 3D sculptures and 2D murals as well as buildings designed or sponsored by veterans as artists, architects and arts patrons.

Led by ANVAM Chairman and Director, Mark Johnston, the veterans public art walking trail will follow a four kilometre path over approximately 2.5 hours, from 127 Russell St and down St Kilda Rd, concluding at the former Repatriation Clinic. During the trail the host will draw attention to approximately 20 public artworks and buildings by 20 different members of the veteran community. The tour will also touch on sites of historical significance to the military and veteran community.

Conversation will be encouraged between arts trail participants in the periods between encounters with public art.

What's On

The trail host will draw attention to over 20 public artworks and buildings by more than 20 members of the veteran community. The trail showcases a selection of a broader collection of works by artists who all have a shared connection through their military service and their engagement in the arts.

Images: (1) Karl Duldig. (2) Napier Waller. (3) George Allen. Photos: ANVAM.

Important Details

Time & Date

Saturday 29 July
Tour runs 9.30am-12pm
Running for 2 hours and 30 minutes in a group of 20
Bookings required
First release tickets: Thursday 6 July, 12pm
Second release tickets: Saturday 8 July, 10am

Meet at 127 Russell St, Melbourne. Corner of Russell and Lt Collins St.
Tour will conclude at the former Repatriation Clinic.


12 years and above


127 Russell St, Melbourne

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