Art of Remembrance
Solid brass quatrefoil poppies created by artist Max Gimblett ONZM in honour of the soldiers that served in the First World War.
Auckland War Memorial Museum, Max Gimblett’s Art of Remembrance on display at Museum, Scoop, 20 September 2016
Press Release: Auckland War Memorial Museum
Max Gimblett’s Art of Remembrance on display at Auckland War Memorial Museum
The highly popular WWI commemoration project The Art of Remembrance has a new home at Auckland War Memorial Museum. From today, artist Max Gimblett’s commemorative art installation becomes Te Pourewa Whakamaharatanga, The Tower of Remembrance, installed on a tower at the Museum’s south entrance.
The Art of Remembrance captured public imagination in 2015 with its solid brass quatrefoil poppies created by artist Max Gimblett ONZM in honour of the soldiers that served in the First World War. These individually hand-screen-printed artworks were bought by people around New Zealand and the world to support the preservation of St David’s, the WWI Soldiers’ Memorial Church in Grafton.
Now the installation will have a home at Auckland Museum for the next five years, with hundreds of the brass quatrefoil poppies adorning a tower at the Museum’s Southern Entrance. Auckland Museum’s Director of Collections & Research David Reeves says the project is a fitting collaboration for Auckland War Memorial Museum.