Public Art: AIDS Memorial
Sculptor/designers: © Rodney Glick, Diego
Ramirez and Kieran Wong
Date Unveiled: The memorial was officially opened on
the 1st of December, 2001 by Alan Blackwood and Gary Giles the Memorial initiators and project co-directors.
Funded by : The City of Vincent , the Australian
Council For Arts and local businesses
Location: The AIDS Memorial is located near Lee Hop's
Cottage on the Stuart Street end of Robertson Park, North Perth, Western Australia.
IN LOVING MEMORY OF OUR FRIENDS AND RELATIVES WHO HAVE DIED FROM AIDS AT HOME, INTERSTATE AND OVERSEAS.
WE SHALL NOT FORGET.
Background: In April
1999 the City of Vincent announced that an AIDS memorial would be built in Robertson Park. The memorial would
include a reflection pond and an area for contemplation and prayer. The City of Perth had previous rejected the
Tidbits: On World AIDS Day 2011, guests were invited
to light and place a candle of rememberance in the reflection pool . 30 Red Balloons were released to acknowledge
30 years of HIV/AIDS.
This is the first memorial in Perth built to honour those who have died from AIDS.