The Art of Remembrance

Max Gimblett's brass quatrefoils are a glimmering message of peace and remembrance for all New Zealanders who served in World War I. A selection of these art works were on display in Ngā Toi │ Arts Te Papa.

When | Āhea

16 Mar – 7 Aug 2016

Where | Ki hea

Level 5

Cost | Te utu

Free entry


10 minutes

In 2015, contemporary New Zealand artist Max Gimblett made 7,000 brass quatrefoils to hang on the exterior of St David’s soldiers’ memorial church in Auckland. Each quatrefoil represented a New Zealander who served in World War I, and was intended as a public message of peace and hope.

Several hundred of these quatrefoils were displayed in the entrance of Ngā Toi | Arts Te Papa.

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