Final Days of the Field of Light: Avenue of Honour

Don’t miss the final days of Bruce Munro’s evocative artwork Field of Light: Avenue of Honour on Mt Clarence, honouring the WWI Anzacs and those who have served in every conflict since. The installation will light up for the very last time on the evening of Sunday, 28th April.

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Penny Benson
Anzac Day 2019

Set under the Desert Mounted Corp Memorial’s towering statue of Mounted Light Horsemen, the service overlooks the harbour where the Anzac fleets gathered more than a century ago.

Widely regarded as the birthplace of the Anzac story, the Mount Clarence site will hold even more significance for pilgrims this year who can add to the Anzac Day commemorative experience by visiting the Field of Light: Avenue of Honour.

Shuttle buses to the Dawn Service will depart from the Albany Boat Shed and Middleton Beach, beginning at 3am and returning to those locations at 6am.

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A full Anzac Day program and information is available at For more information about the commemorations, contact Albany RSL President Geoff McNeill on 9841 5188.

Penny Benson
Maritime Stories at Large at the Museum of the Great Southern
Gordon Cruickshank on his fishing boat “Flavio”   Courtesy: WA Museum

Gordon Cruickshank on his fishing boat “Flavio”

Courtesy: WA Museum


Thu 14 Mar 2019 – Thu 11 Apr 2019

6:00pm – 8:30pm

As a lead-in to the Albany Festival of the Sea, and in conjunction with the Albany Maritime Foundation, discover yarns about building wooden ships, singing sea shanties, and fishing the Southern Ocean.

This nautical event series runs Thursday 14 and 28 March, and 11 April from 6pm.

All talks are $10 per person, which includes light refreshments. A season ticket for all events costs $25.

Bookings through the Museum of the Great Southern. Phone 9841 4844 or email

Co-presented by the Albany Maritime Foundation.

For more information head over to the events page here

Penny Benson
Fremantle International Portrait Prize 2017 at the Museum of the Great Southern

The Fremantle International Portrait Prize (FiPP) is the offbeat, compelling portrait photography award the whole world is coming to love.

To date there have been more than 4,000 entries from 40 countries (including Russia, Asia, Europe, Africa, Australia, South America, and the USA), making it the most successful photographic portrait competition in Western Australia and one of the biggest in Australia.

Uniquely, all profits from FiPP are distributed to charity by its not-for-profit organisers, Freo Faces Inc, with more than $50,000 given to the Arthritis and Osteoporosis Foundation of Western Australia.

Enjoy a selection of these world-class portraits at the Museum of the Great Southern from Tuesday 5 March.



Tue 5 Mar 2019 – Sun 26 May 2019

10:00am – 4:00pm

Check out the Museum of the Great Southern website for more information on upcoming events

Credit: Bill Gekas

Penny Benson
Final Field of Lights Vehicle Friendly Night

This is the last opportunity for visitors with limited mobility to experience this installation during a vehicle friendly night on;
Tuesday 19th March between 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Spots are limited and all vehicles entering Apex Drive must register by emailing with a name and vehicle type and event organizers will allocate timing.
Check out the website for more information.

Penny Benson