Currently in development is a memorial to those students who were sexually abused while attending a Sydney School. The memorial - to be known as the Walking Together memorial - will be a place of healing and reflection, a poignant and ever-lasting reminder that the heinous crimes committed against School students must never be repeated. The Walking Together memorial, while recognising past failures, should primarily focus on the future and the continuing safety and wellbeing of students. A place of healing and peace for victims and survivors that will inspire hope and embed the idea of walking together - of being there for each other - in the School's culture.


The concept design of the memorial reinforces a message of hope and renewal. The sandstone cube emerging from the ground symbolises a School's awakening, and the spherical form in its centre evokes the idea of support and being physically held, while the water vessel suggests cleansing and healing. Artist Chris Fox, was responsible for its creation. He had several meetings with the planning committee to ensure he understood their concerns and encapsulated their vision. He sees Walking Together as a point of reconciliation: "It's a sombre moment of acknowledgement but there's also that sense of hope and bringing people together."

Memorial
Landscape Design

2023

The Walking Together memorial is a point of reconciliation: "It's a sombre moment of acknowledgement but there's also that sense of hope and bringing people together."

Walking Together Memorial

Credits, Collaborators and Consultants

Gadigal Country, Sydney, NSW Australia

© 2022 by Studio Chris Fox.

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