NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

Activities & Projects

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Through the works of eight young artists, the Luck of the Draw website explores contemporary ideas around conscription, war and the ballot that forced 20,000 New Zealanders to fight overseas.

Topics: Conscription, online resources, Websites, Artists, youth Audience: young people, General, Artists
Organised by: WW100 Programme Office

A naval war art exhibition of brothers Esmond & Hal Atkinson's pen & ink sketches of service in the Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve at Petone from 3-23 November 2016.

Topics: war art, Events, Exhibitions, Lottery Grant Recipients Audience: Artists, naval historians, archivists, primary and secondary students, local community Located in: New Zealand, Lower Hutt
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An exhibition of paintings and glass work reminding us of ongoing and current world conflicts, and the fragility of life. At Kerikeri's Kaan Zamaan Gallery, 13 March - 2 April 2015.

Topics: Contemporary Art, Art, Exhibitions, Events Audience: Arts appreciators, General, Artists Located in: New Zealand, Kerikeri
Organised by: Kaan Zamaan Gallery

Rotunda features the beautiful collision of a live brass band with the raw power of contemporary dance, timed to honour the Gallipoli landings in 1915, performed by The New Zealand Dance Company.

Topics: dance, Performing Arts, Events Audience: Teachers, Artists, General, Students Located in: New Zealand, Australia, Auckland, New Zealand, Australia, Christchurch, New Zealand, Australia, Dunedin, New Zealand, Australia, Tauranga, New Zealand, Australia, Wellington

Through new art works, the Cook Island creative community pay tribute to the 500 First World War soldiers who came from Rarotonga. At Auckland's Depot Artspace, 11 April-6 May 2015.

Topics: Social & Political History, Exhibitions, Events, Art, Rarotonga Audience: General, Artists, Descendants Located in: New Zealand, Devonport

A concert of music, visual art, and readings in commemoration of the first Anzac Day. 23 April 2015 at St Matthew's Anglican Church in Hastings.

Topics: Theatre, Events, Performing Arts, Music Audience: General, Artists Located in: New Zealand, Hastings

The theme for 2014's Rotorua Sculpture Symposium is 'The Returning Soldier', 29 November-12 December. After the symposium, the sculptures will be installed in Government Gardens.

Topics: Sculpture, Art, Memorials Audience: Artists, General Located in: New Zealand, Rotorua
Organised by: Creative Rotorua

A commemorative exhibition dedicated to soldiers who fought or lost their lives in the First World War at Featherston's Anzac Hall, From 22 November to 7 December 2014.

Topics: Contemporary Art, Events, Exhibitions Audience: General, Artists Located in: New Zealand, Featherston
Organised by: Nicki Stewart

Artists Paul Woodruff and Ruth Cole exhibit paintings and drawings which look at the huge effect of the First World War. At Mount Eden's N.K.B gallery between 17 Nov and 1 Dec 2014.

Topics: Fine Art, Exhibitions, Events, Art Audience: Artists, art teachers, General Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
Organised by: Artists, N.K.B Gallery

Nelson Musical Theatre presents a new production of Oh What a Lovely War! at Nelson's Theatre Royal from 11 -  22 November.

Topics: Musicals, Events, Performing Arts, Theatrical performances, Comedy Audience: Artists, Families, General, Music lovers Located in: New Zealand, Nelson
Organised by: Theatre Royal Nelson

To commemorate the First World War centenary, Jonathan Grant Galleries will exhibit a collection of rare war artworks - including works by Nugent Welch and Peter McIntyre. Opens August 2014.

Nugent Welch, 'Ruins of Cloth Hall & Cathedral Y'pres 1918, Watercolour & pencil, 37 x 34 cm
Topics: Fine Art, Events, Exhibitions, Sculpture, August 14 Audience: General, museums, galleries, Artists Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
Organised by: Jonathan Grant Galleries

A community project knitting comforts for soldiers. Part of 'Remember to Remember' exhibition at Aratoi - Wairarapa Museum of Art and History (8 August-7 September 2014).

 

Topics: Community contribution, Fine Art, Exhibitions, Events, August 14 Audience: Teachers, Artists, Students, Families Located in: New Zealand, Masterton

"The Line of Fire", Capt Matt Gauldie's commemorative bronze statue of Gallipoli artist, mapmaker, & Hamilton hero: Sapper Horace Moore-Jones. Unveiled 27 March 2015.

Topics: Memorials, Monuments, Fine Art, Anzac Day 2015, Sculpture Audience: General, Teachers, Students, Artists Located in: New Zealand, Hamilton
Organised by: TOTI Trust - Hamilton

A talk by art critic Terry McNamara at St Lukes Community Centre in Remuera, Auckland on 19 March 2014.

William Longstaff, Carillon, 1932. Ref: AAAC 898 NCWA Q197, Archives New Zealand.
Topics: Events, Fine Art, Public talks and tours Audience: General, Artists Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
Organised by: The Community of St Luke

An exhibition of 60 watercolours, prints and sketches by NZ servicemen and official war artists with 250 contemporary watercolours by members of Watercolour New Zealand. Opens 18 April 2015.

NZEF on board Balmoral Castle May 1918. Artist Sydney Higgs.
Topics: Anzac Day 2015, Events, Exhibitions, Lottery Grant Recipients, Fine Art Audience: Families, local visitors, Artists, historians, Students Located in: New Zealand, Wellington