Activities & Projects
Flowers of War is an intricately connected artwork drawing on stories of World War One from local communities archives and museums. At Melbourne's Shrine of Remembrance from October 2018.
Artist Nicole Abbott reflects on the momentous events of 100 years ago through a series of intricate handcrafted creations. At Black Asterisk, Ponsonby, 8-17 November 2018.
A solo exhibition, part of an ongoing project that revisits the biography of First World War intern Dr. Hjelmar von Danneville. At Wellington's Enjoy Gallery, Feb-March 2018.
Beyond Measure installation, comprising 220 screenprinted bandages, modelled on First World War field dressings, suspended in regimental fashion. At the Suter Art Gallery, Nelson, May-June 2018.
A new commission from Ross Harris, Face is inspired by the story of Sir Harold Gillies, the Kiwi who became the father of plastic surgery. Premiered by the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra in 2018.
A free Anzac week 2018 light and sound commemorative event, including live musical performances choreographed to light artworks projected onto Auckland's St David's Presbyterian Church.
Helen Pollock’s address at Netball North Harbour on 22 April 2018 will review her recent works commemorating the trauma and long-term consequences for New Zealanders of the First World War.
Artist Rebecca Holden will talk about what moved her to make the commemorative artworks that form her exhibition 'Sand in the Apricot Jam' at Waikato Museum, Hamilton, 2 April 2017.
A response to cataclysmic events of war, and to the legacy that has been passed on to the generations who have not known war. Touring the central North Island between 2015-2018.
In Somme/Silk Road, photorealist painter David Woodings uses postcards to illustrate one of the war's bloodiest battles. At the National Army Museum from 5 October 2016 - 30 April 2017.
As part of the Auckland Writers Festival, author and publisher Jenny Harworth looks at New Zealand's First World War artists. At Auckland Art Gallery on 15 May 2016.
Cynthia and Chris McKenzie reflect on their experience at Gallipoli during the centenary of the landings in this exhibition at Devonport's Depot Space from 9-27 April 2016.
Artist Lang Ea was selected as 1 of 3 feature artists among 68 exhibiting national and international artists to exhibit at the B#Side War Vol.II festival in Italy.
An exhibition of Laurence Aberhart's photographs of First World War memorials in New Zealand and Australia, Ashburton Art Gallery, 30 January - 27 March 2016.
Sonic Wells for Gallipoli is an art project which symbolises the special relationship of mutual respect between New Zealand, Australia and Turkey. Live all day from 23 April to 22 July 2016.
New Zealand and Australian artists commemorate the Anzac legend 100 years after it was forged at Gallipoli. Exhibition held at Porirua's PATAKA Art + Museum, 27 November 2015 - 7 February 2016.
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.
‘My Memorial’, by Australian artist Kathy Temin’s, forms a darkly poignant and timely memorial to First World War survivors. At Auckland's Gus Fisher Gallery from 9-24 October
This installation of stretcher-like structures is a tribute to those whose lives were touched by the First World War. Hanging at National Library, Wellington, from 20 August - 3 October 2015.
In this lecture series Dr Gwen Parsons from University of Canterbury relates her First World War research to the war sTOrY exhibition at Tin Palace, Lyttelton. 8 and 15 August 2015.
Photographs by Lesley Wilson depicting how communities around the world are remembering the men and women who went to the First World War. At Albany War Memorial Library, 25-26 July 2015.
Still explores the duality of war: the destruction of lives and the construction of a collective future. Presented simultaneously in Auckland, Christchurch and Poitiers, France, in September 2015.
Posters and paintings looking at Manawatu preparing and returning from war. At Palmerston North's Vault Gallery from 30 April - 26 May 2015.
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.
The NZAFA presents a commemorative exhibition of three themes of work, at the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts exhibition space, Wellington, between 23 April - 31 May 2015.
Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the ANZAC landings at Gallipoli at Kerikeri's Art at Wharepuke with digital printmaking, video and painting. 17 April - 15 May 2015.
Artist Connah Podmore facilitates two workshops in and around Eketahuna as part of a community-based Anzac commemorative project on 17 & 18 April 2015.
An exhibition to honour, commemorate and celebrate the 500 Cook Islands soldiers who served in the First World War. The exhibition runs at Mangere Arts Centre from 22 April - 3 May 2015.
A commemorative exhibition to commemorate 100 years since the Gallipoli landings by invited artists entitled For The Fallen at Kaan Zamaan Gallery, Kerikeri, 10 April - 10 May 2015.
This talk, by NZ Herald art commentator Terry McNamara, is a consideration of the art and poetry evoked by the First World War. Held at Kotare Venues, Auckland, 21 April 2015.
Join us at the Hamilton City Council for the unveiling of “The Line of Fire” – a commemorative artwork by Hon Captain Matt Gauldie – on 27 March 2015.
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.
Historian Jock Phillips will speak about New Zealand's First World War memorials and New Zealand identity at Tauranga Art Gallery on 19 March 2015.
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.
An exhibition of selected photographs of First World War memorials by Laurence Aberhart. Tauranga Art Gallery, 17 February - 10 May 2015.
Drawing on his personal connections to Gallipoli, Stanley Palmer presents an exhibition of paintings and monoprints at Wellington's Solander Gallery from 22 April - 16 May 2015.
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.
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
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.
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.
Join Dr Gavin McLean on a walkaround of the 'Facing the Front' exhibition. New Zealand Portrait Gallery, Wellington, 23 July 2014.