El Alamein Memorial Fountain

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El Alamein Memorial Fountain
Photograph: Ken Leanfore
Robert Woodward 'El Alamein Memorial Fountain', 1961

Who doesn't love the ‘dandelion’? It’s a simple idea beautifully realised, and an oasis of calm. Bob Woodward's modernist sculpture was installed to commemorate the Australian soldiers who fought in the Battle of El Alamein (in northern Egypt), a turning point in World War II – but has become a fully fledged part of the Cross life – and a popular meeting spot. Fans of mid-century Scando design might pick up on the influence: Woodward studied under Finnish architect and designer Alvar Aalto in the 1950s, and his design principles rubbed off.

By: Dee Jefferson

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Venue name: El Alamein Memorial Fountain
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Address: Fitzroy Gardens
64-68 MacLeay St
Potts Point
2011
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