About the memorial park

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About Andy Malengier

Andy Malengier (°1971, Ypres) is a renowned landscape architect located in Zonnebeke. He is well-known for his designs of cemeteries and memorial sites. His philosophy is simple: the designs should have a positive effect on the well-being of the visitors and the further development of the outer space.

 

As a child, Andy loved the outdoors: playing in nature and drawing scenes on paper. At the age of 15, Andy took lessons at the St Luke’s Artistic College in Ghent. There he was confronted with more than drawing: architecture, painting, design, art history, and so on… This course proved to be the perfect step towards studies in bio-science and landscape architecture at the University of Ghent.

 

After graduating Andy decided to get more experience in landscape architecture and worked with several companies. He started a course on Monument & Landscape Preservation (at the Antwerp Academy), but did not finish the course as he was appointed as Head of City Parks in Wervik. Just 3 years later he founded his own company and is now active on different fronts: private gardens, public spaces, funerary arts, business parks, … and so on. He won the International Funeral Award in 1999 with his design for the new cemetery in Wervik, and added IFA Awards and other prestigious awards to his name in 2004 and 2007.

 
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About Louis Laumen

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Louis Laumen (°1958) is a bronze sculpture artist from Melbourne. After moving from the Netherlands to Australia at the age of 2, Louis can be described as a true Aussie. He graduated with distinction at the Victorian College of Arts in 1984 as Graduate of Fine Art (Sculpture). He became sculpture instructor for the National Gallery Society Summer School and started teaching sculpture art at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. Since 1995 Louis Laumen has been a fulltime professional artist.

 

His oeuvre of totally different sculptures is impressive: the Sir Thomas More statue at Speaker’s Garden in Sydney, the Barry Davis portrait bust in Essendon Football Club Hall of Fame, the Pastor Sir Doublas and Lady Gladys Nichols Memorial at Parliament Gardens in Melbourne and of course also the ‘Pompey’ Elliot Statue in Sturt St Ballarat. Recently he also completed a series of horsemen for the Boer War Memorial in Canberra.

 

Meet the teams

What was once one man's dream became a whole group's passion!

The story of the Brothers-In-Arms, John and Jim Hunter, did not only move Johan Vandewalle and his excavation team. A group of World War I enthusiasts, consisting of battlefield guides, (amateur) historians and military history writers, were so inspired by the story that they decided to start a non-profit organization to help build the dream.

BROTHERS IN ARMS MEMORIAL PROJECT TEAM BELGIUM

BROTHERS IN ARMS MEMORIAL PROJECT TEAM AUSTRALIA

  • Johan Vandewalle (Project leader)

  • Wouter Feys (chairman a.i.)

  • Luc Dutoit (vice-chairman, secretary a.i.)

  • Alexander Reynaert (accountant)
     

  • Tom Bracke

  • Stéphane Debevere

  • Rudi Degryse

  • Koen Descheemaeker

  • Giovanni Van de Velde

  • Jamie Vantomme

  • Jozef Vantomme

  • Bart Vermeulen

  • Craig Hunt (chairman)

  • Janice Eldridge (secretary)
     

  • Kellie Dadds 

  • Ian Kermode

  • Michael Shepherdson

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