Fremantle resident creates art to remember fallen soldiers

L to R Jenny Dawson and Patrycja Rosinska (Community Development Officer of Town of Cambridge).
L to R Jenny Dawson and Patrycja Rosinska (Community Development Officer of Town of Cambridge).

A DESIRE to make a piece of art that honoured soldiers was the inspiration for a Fremantle woman’s latest piece.

Jenny Dawson was selected to create a piece of work for the West Leederville Memorial Gardens for Remembrance Day.

Ms Dawson said the work was important to her because her own father served in Borneo during World War II.

“I remember how it made such an impact on his life,” she said.

“I was honoured to be chosen to design and make this work as a respectful tribute to all the young men who fought and gave their lives so we could all have a better life in Australia.

“It is not often an artist gets to design and make such a meaningful artwork that touches so many people and truly contributes to the community.”

The opening of the work was held on November 11 and Ms Dawson said it was truly moving and a proud tribute.

“The opening was attended by many school children and people from the area who had ancestors who had fought in the war,” she said.

“The ceremony was a solemn and respectful remembering of those who had made the ultimate sacrifice and a demonstration that this community loved them, missed them and would never forget them.”