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Project Details

Location: Forestville, NSW
Artwork Value
:  $12 000
Date: 1998
Client: Warringah Council
Materials: forged steel poppies, mosaic tiles and slate, lest we forget leaves

Landscape Architect: Ian Jackson
Artwork Design: Jane Cavanough
Fabricators: Forged steel stems by Glenn Moon, poppies by Jane Cavanough, slate carving by Marlie Kentish Barnes, mosaic leaves by Jane Cavanough, ceramic birds made school children facilitated by Cynthia Turner and Carlos Gomez.


The artworks based on a “Peace” theme, are located in a playground designed by Ian Jackson, overlooked by the adjacent Forestville RSL and playing fields.

Artworks by Jane Cavanough include a field of Remembrance Poppies, fabricated from forged steel, that children can run through and touch. 

Located in a dry river bed, are three “leaves” that symbolize regeneration and renewal as they pass by. A seam of slate runs along the middle of each“leaf”, each one carved with the words “Lest”, “We”, “Forget”.

Ceramic birds made by local school children decorate a low seating wall.




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