NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

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Free poppy making workshops are being held at Rotorua District Library, 19-20 April 2017. 

Topics: Family & Lifestyle Audience: general audience Located in: New Zealand, Rotorua
Organised by: Rotorua District Library

An installation artwork as a memorial to the New Zealand soldiers killed during the Gallipoli campaign, showing at Nelson's Refinery Art Gallery in November 2016.

Topics: Memorial Exhibition, Exhibitions, Events, Gallipoli Audience: General Located in: Nelson
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To mark the official commemoration of the War in France on 18 September 2016, the Great War Exhibition will be offering its very popular poppy making workshop.

Topics: Children, Kids, Holidays, Poppy making, Events Audience: children Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by: Great War Exhibition

An animated film to be shown on Wellington Museum's unique vertically-formatted Tall Screen.

Topics: Film, Visitor Experience, exhibition, History, Lottery Grant Recipients Audience: General, family, School students, local visitors, local Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by: Wellington Museum

Take part in an Anzac Day community art installation, in remembrance of the First World War. Rotorua District Library, 20-25 April 2016.

Topics: Anzac Day 2016, Poppy making Audience: Families, General Located in: New Zealand, Rotorua
Organised by: Rotorua District Library

Make a poppy and take time to honour those from the Ashburton District who lost their lives during the First World War. 25 April 2016, 1-4 p.m.

Topics: Anzac Day 2016 Audience: General, Families Located in: Ashburton
Organised by: Ashburton Art Gallery

Make a poppy from willow and tissue paper to contribute to a collaborative Anzac wreath. 

Topics: Anzac Day 2016 Audience: General, Individuals / Families Located in: Feilding
Organised by:

A unique programme to mark the centenary of one of the first Anzac Day observances, in Petone, Wellington.

Anzac Day commemoration at Petone, 25 April 1916. Credit: Albert Percy Godber. Reference: APG 590 ½, Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington. The picture is taken after the ceremony. The Australian Red Ensign is flying on the right.
Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Anzac Day 2016, Events Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Lower Hutt

Anzac themed stories followed by a creative paper or clay poppy craft at Palmerston North Central Library, on 21 April 2016.

Topics: Children, Kids, Holidays, Events, Anzac Day 2016, poppies, craft Audience: children, Families Located in: New Zealand, Palmerston North

To commemorate the Anzacs, make a poppy in remembrance, to plant on the Museum lawn. Materials provided. Drop in at any time between 23-25 April 2016.

Topics: Events, poppies, remembrance, Anzac Day 2016 Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Hamilton
Organised by: Waikato Museum

A light and sound show featuring art and historical imagery projected onto the National War Memorial at Pukeahu. The 15-minute loop will run each evening from 21 to 25 April 2016.

Topics: Events, Sound and light show, Commemorations, Pukeahu National War Memorial Park, Anzac Day 2016 Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by: Wellington City Council

As we approach 100 years since the Battle of the Somme, Fierce Light brings together outstanding international poets with filmmakers and artists to explore the war and its legacy in the 21st century.

Topics: poetry, Overseas Audience: Arts appreciators, General
Organised by: 14-18 NOW

From 11 November - 2 December 2015, over 860 light poles will cover Wellington's Appleton Park, lighting up in the wind, and representing Wellingtonians who lost their lives at Gallipoli.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Events, Memorials, Gallipoli, Fields of Remembrance Audience: General, Arts appreciators, Local residents Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by: Chris Bennewith

The Australian War Memorial commissioned five Australian and five NZ artists to explore the Anzac legacy and commemoration in a contemporary context. The portfolio was launched in 2016.

Topics: ANZAC, Art, Fine Art Audience: General, Arts appreciators, Teachers
Organised by: Australian War Memorial

How do we remember the First World War? It appears as a tangled mass of opposing views: political, emotional and moral. This exhibition runs at Aratoi from 14 August - 4 October 2015.

Topics: Social & Political History, Events, Exhibitions, Community contribution, letters Audience: General, children, Arts appreciators Located in: New Zealand, Masterton

In 2014 the Gisborne Quilting Group produced 14 small quilted samplers to commemorate the First World War. These are on display at Gisborne's Tairawhiti Museum from 26 June - 26 July 2015.

Topics: Craft & Object Art, Exhibitions, Events, craft Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Gisborne
Organised by: Gisborne Quilting Group

2015's Fibre & Fleece fashion show and exhibition at Opotiki College is Anzac themed to commemorate the Gallipoli Campaign's centenary. From 10-12 July 2015.

Topics: Contemporary Art, Exhibitions, Fashion, Events Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Opotiki
Organised by:

LilyRose will be showing a collection commemorating WW100 at the New Zealand Eco Fashion Designer Runway, at Notre Dame Performing Arts Centre, Lower Hutt, 13 June 2015.

Topics: Fashion, craft, Events Located in: New Zealand, Lower Hutt
Organised by: LilyRose

This is a short film on ceremonies in San Diego and Los Angeles. If you'd like to be involved send an email to info@fernleafmedia.com or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/fernleafmedia.

Topics: video, Acting, Film, media, Voice Over Audience: military, Australians, New Zealanders, children, adults

A memorial artwork installation by renowned NZ artist Max Gimblett will adorn the architecture of St David’s Church on Khyber Pass Road in Auckland for three months from 24 April 2015.

Topics: Contemporary Art, Art, Exhibitions, Anzac Day 2015 Audience: General, local visitors, Arts appreciators Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
Organised by:

Create poppies to be part of the Field of Poppies, an Anzac Day community art installation. At Rotorua District Library, 22-24 April 2015.

Topics: Family & Lifestyle, Workshops, craft, Events Audience: General, Families, children Located in: New Zealand, Rotorua
Organised by: Rotorua District Library

Young students of the German language in Wellington are decorating white balloons on the themes of peace & understanding at Frank Kitts Park on 24 April 2015.

Topics: peace, Creative Projects, Events Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by: Goethe Institut

Artist Connah Podmore facilitates two workshops in and around Eketahuna as part of a community-based Anzac commemorative project on 17 & 18 April 2015.

Topics: Family & Lifestyle, Events, Workshops, Art Audience: Descendants, General Located in: New Zealand, Eketahuna

A workshop in central Palmerston North where contributors make a poppy from tissue paper for Anzac day, between 10-18 April 2015.

Topics: poppies, Events, Craft & Object Art, Anzac Day 2015 Audience: General, Families Located in: New Zealand, Palmerston North

The Air Force Museum of New Zealand in Christchurch is displaying thousands of hand-crafted poppies to commemorate the centenary of the First World War, from 2 April to 30 September 2015.

Topics: Museums, Exhibitions, Events, poppies Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch

The Tauranga Embroiderers’ Guild is hosting an exhibition at Baycourt Community and Arts Centre with a special focus on 'Remembering Anzac in Stitch'. Runs 13-17 May.

Topics: Craft & Object Art, Exhibitions, Events Located in: New Zealand, Tauranga

1000 felt poppies will be placed outside the Estuary Arts Centre in Orewa in the week before Anzac Day 2015. The public are invited to take a poppy as a sign of remembrance.

Topics: Craft & Object Art, poppies, Peace Poppy Project, Events, Exhibitions Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Orewa
Organised by: Estuary Arts Centre

We have commissioned local sculpture artist Nic Clegg to make and instal 7 corten poppy seed heads at the Tauriko Business Estate. They will be erected the week starting 20 April 2015.

Topics: public art, Sculpture, poppies, ANZAC Located in: New Zealand, Tauranga

A light and sound show featuring art and historical imagery projected onto buildings at Pukeahu. The 15-minute loop will run from 7pm to 10pm each night from 18 to 25 April 2015.

Topics: Events, Sound and light show, Pukeahu National War Memorial Park, Anzac Day 2015 Audience: General, Arts appreciators Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by: Wellington City Council

The beautifully restored coal range at Parnell's historic Highwic will be fired up on April 15 2015 for a First World War school holiday activity – soldiers biscuit and poppy making.

Topics: Children, Kids, Holidays, Events, Food, Gourmet, Wine Audience: children Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
Organised by: Highwic

This year’s Illuminate programme features a specially created film from TVNZ’s new First World War drama series, When We Go to War. Playing on Auckland Museum between 22-25 April 2015.

Topics: Museums, Sound and light show Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
Organised by: Auckland Museum

Join us at Auckland's Torpedo Bay Navy Museum between 7-19 April 2015 to make a candle holder which will house a candle for you to light at home in remembrance on the morning of Anzac Day.

Topics: Children, Kids, Holidays, craft, Events Audience: children, Families Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
Organised by: Torpedo Bay Navy Museum

Come and create crocheted poppies at Rotorua Museum on the weekend of 11-12 April 2015 as part of our World War One Centenary commemorations.

Topics: Events, poppies, Commemorations Located in: New Zealand, Rotorua
Organised by: Rotorua Museum

Hastings District commemorates Anzac Day 2015 at the Cenotaph in Civic Square with a dawn service, a civic ceremony and a programme of music and community art projects.

Topics: Art, Anzac Day 2015, Events, Commemorations, Lottery Grant Recipients Audience: Families, General Located in: New Zealand, Hastings

This project is part of the Peace Poppy Project aimed to engage as many people from our community as possible, to share stories of remembrance and how we can retain peace for now and into the future

Topics: poppies, public event, Art, craft, Events Audience: Students, Families, young people, older people Located in: New Zealand, Orewa
Organised by: Estuary Arts Centre

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

With assistance from the general public of New Zealand, we are aiming to produce one hand crafted poppy for each serviceman and woman lost by our nation in WWI. That is 18,166 poppies! 

 

Topics: memorial, art project, Community contirbution, Commemorations, flanders Audience: Women, Teachers, all ages, community, groups

A 2015 Diploma of Goldsmithing & Jewellery student project to design and make a medal with both face and obverse face commemorating New Zealand’s First World War Centenary.

Topics: Medals, Design, Education Audience: Students Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

Create crocheted poppies at Rotorua Museum for the First World War centenary. Rotorua Museum, Rotorua. 25 October-27 October 2014.

Topics: Community contribution, October 14 Audience: local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Rotorua
Organised by: Rotorua Museum

Immerse yourself in multiple stories of the First World War through talks, gallery tours, music and poems at Auckland War Memorial Museum. Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 August 2014, 10 am-4 pm.

Topics: Events, August 14 Audience: General Located in: Auckland

Five Auckland schools work with the Navy Museum to create artworks exploring the New Zealand home front during the First World War.

Topics: Events, Education, Exhibitions, August 14 Audience: General, local visitors, Students Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

To commemorate the First World War, entries in the Kāpiti Coast District Libraries' Poetry Competition must relate to the theme of ‘War & Peace’. Entries close 1 August 2014

Topics: Community contribution, Competitions, poetry, August 14 Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Kapiti Coast

A collaborative project between Auckland Libraries and Communication students at Unitec, drawing on personal narratives and contemporary responses to bring to life events of this period. 

Topics: Digital, Events, Exhibitions, Education, Film Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

As part of headland Sculpture on the Gulf 2015 (23 January-15 February 2015), a unique commemorative sculpture will be unveiled and gifted to the Waiheke community for the First World War centenary.

Waiheke Island
Topics: Lottery Grant Recipients, Sculpture, Facilities, Fine Art Audience: General, local visitors, Tourists Located in: New Zealand, Waiheke Island
Organised by: The Depot Artspace

A military vehicles display, including carrying First World War Waihi Tunnellers names and the Waihi Tunnellers emblem down into the minefield. 19 April 2014.

Topics: New Zealand Tunnelling Company, Events, Anzac Day 2014 Audience: General, Families, local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Waihi

Help us to make a crafty display of 5000 poppies for Anzac Day 2015.

Topics: Community contribution, Anzac Day 2015 Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
Organised by: Lisa Wallace

Reflection is a 20 minute site-specific performance to be held at Memorial Park, Otaki on 12-13 April 2014. This park contains one of the Cenotaphs in Otaki which will be a focus of the work.

Topics: Events, Performing Arts, Anzac Day 2014 Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Otaki
Organised by: Jamie Bull

The New Zealand War Graves Trust, in association with the Auckland War Memorial Museum are creating a photographic archive of the war graves of all New Zealanders from 1899 to the present day. 

Topics: War Graves, Memorials, Digital, Lottery Grant Recipients, Publications Audience: General, Descendants, Families Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

Brett Killington leaves Pinhole cameras exposing on the battle fields for 24 hours.

Topics: Passchendaele, Photography, Overseas activities Audience: General
Organised by: Brett Killington

This photography project documents the work of the New Zealand tunnellers in Arras during the First World War.

Topics: Photography, New Zealand Tunnelling Company Audience: General
Organised by: Brett Killington

A blog for reviews of books on war written for children: stories that we need to remember, and should never forget.  

Topics: Websites, Publications, Education, Books Audience: Families, Teachers, Primary students, secondary students, General Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by: Philippa Werry

A commemorative sculptural installation by Helen Pollock within the New Zealand Memorial, Passchendaele Memorial Museum. Unveiled 12 July 2013.

Topics: Passchendaele, Sculpture, Exhibitions Audience: General

A show garden entered into the 2014 Ellerslie flower show. The theme for this abstract and thought-provoking garden is the 100th anniversary of the commencement of the First World War.

Portrayal of the garden to be built at Ellerslie in 2014
Topics: Floral arrangements Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch

Collecting personal stories from the First World War for use in a student design project.

Topics: Exhibitions, Personal stories, Design, Education Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by: Michelle Oakey

A personal quest to show 100 postcards portraying New Zealand and her people during the First World War.

Topics: Personal projects, ANZAC, History, Photography, August 14 Audience: General, Families, Researchers, Teachers, Students Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by: Glenn Reddiex

History from the perspective of New Zealanders who experienced it. Daily tweets from diaries, letters, newspapers... shared 100 years later in 'real-time'. Join in!

Topics: History, Publications, Digital, Personal stories, Websites Audience: Students, Teachers, General, Families Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by: WW100 Programme Office

A project to place images and brief information boards about Lower Hutt WW1 soldiers/heroes in locations closest to their residential address at their time of signing up.
 

Topics: Memorials, Heritage, Local history, Archival research Audience: Teachers, Local neigbourhoods, Students, Seniors, RSA Located in: Lower Hutt