One of New Zealand’s most celebrated painters, Max Gimblett has created and donated thousands of pieces of art to aid in the restoration of Auckland’s St David’s church. See how you can pick one up for just $100.
The Art of Remembrance project offers New Zealanders a unique and permanent way to remember the 100,000 Kiwis who served in World War 1.
Designed by Max Gimblett, it was a free, public art installation that adorned the façade of St David’s – the Soldiers’ Memorial Church – on Auckland’s Khyber Pass Road for a few months this year. Made up of thousands of Gimblett’s iconic solid brass quatrefoils to represent each of the Kiwis who served in the war, the memorial was a poignant reminder of those who went before us.
Unveiled on the eve of Anzac Day 2015, the installation dressed the church for three months before being taken down and sold in individual pieces. With proceeds going towards the restoration of the church, there are still a few of the gold quatrefoil pieces available from the Art of Remembrance site.
Before they are all snapped up and shipped off to their new owners, Britomart’s Project Space will be a temporary home to a number of the stunning artworks, so if you missed the Khyber Pass installation, you can still stop by the Customs Street East mini gallery to take a look.
An affordable opportunity to pick up a piece from one of New Zealand’s most respected artists while donating to a brilliant cause, visit the Art of Remembrance site to read more about the project or stop by to see them at Britomart’s Project Space.
To read more about Britomart Project Space see here.