In memory of the former Prime Minister, Heckler and Hawke's Brewing Co have launched projects to honour his life and memory.
Design, animation and visual effects house Heckler paid tribute to former Prime Minister Bob Hawke with a special Vivid display at the Hollywood Hotel in Surry Hills.
The display was launched in line with the the Labor leader's memorial service at the Opera House celebrating his life.
Heckler included a portrait of Hawke taken by photographer Nicholas Samartis, as part of its ‘Iconicity’ projection display which has been running throughout Vivid at the Hollywood Hotel.
The picture with accompanying Hawke quote: "The world will not wait for us", Bob Hawke, 1929-2019 - was projected at the venue on for one night only.
“Bob made such a significant contribution to the country's development, it's only right that we recognise him on the same day as his memorial service at the Opera House," Heckler co-founder and executive producer Will Alexander says.
"He was an Australian icon and his inclusion in our Vivid ‘Iconicity’ show running at the Hollywood Hotel is only fitting.”
In addition to Heckler’s projection, Hawke’s Brewing Co is launching ‘89 Kegs for Bob’ an initiative where the brewer will give away kegs of its Patio Pale ale to venues across NSW and Canberra.
All proceeds will be donated to Landcare, the environmental movement founded by Hawke, with money going to help save endangered Australian species.
“In launching the company, Bob was most passionate about our partnership with Landcare Australia, so we’re delighted to give away 89 kegs to 89 venues, including the Hollywood, to help raise much needed funds for this important cause," Hawke’s Brewing Co co-founder Nathan Lennon says.