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In the Absence of Reason Installation Artwork - Nelson

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.

In the Absence of Reason

I have created an installation artwork consisting of 3 totara posts, barbed wire and Number 8 wire reconstructed into a fence, covered with 2721 hand-cut New Zealand Common Copper butterflies to represent the souls of the soldiers who lost their lives during the Gallipoli Campaign. Mounted on the wall above the fence is a colour print of the landmark known colloquially as the 'Sphinx' at Anzac Cove. The work is being exhibited at The Refinery Art Gallery, Nelson, until the 19th of November 2016.

This activity is being worked on from
01 July 2016
19 November 2016
Date added: 13 November 2016 | Last updated: 29 November 2016
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Sarah Arnold
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