Department of Premier and Cabinet, Western Australia
Kings Park, Perth WA
The Bali Memorial is the result of an invited competition administered by the state government for the design of a memorial to commemorate the victims of the terrorist bombing in Bali on the 12th of October 2002, and to honor those who assisted in the aftermath of the tragedy.
The memorial is nestled into the native landscape of Kings Park escarpment, looking out across the open expanse of the Swan River to the distant Darling Ranges. The design is composed around two axes: the Swan River axis aligns to a framed view across the river to the ranges beyond while the Sunrise axis is positioned so that a ray of light is captured within the memorial at sunrise on the 12th of October each year, illuminating the victims’ names cast into a bronze plaque.
This plaque is fixed to a cut and polished face of a large granite boulder sourced from the distant hills. The design celebrates relationships between people and as such is designed as a casual meeting place for the families, friends and visitors to the site who wish to reflect on this significant event in the history of Australia.