Create a Flower of War
Make your own ‘Flower of War’ and you could inspire the creation of a new work for the Flowers of War wreath now on display in the Visitor Lounge.
Visitors are encouraged to reflect on what they see during their time at the Museum and to think about their own memories of war or stories that are part of their family history. Based on these memories and reflections visitors are invited to colour in, write on or decorate a cardboard flower.
Each new flower can be cut out and pinned to a public wreath in the Visitor Lounge near the Flowers of War wreath inspiring the creation of new pieces for display.
During these times visitors will be able to talk to the artists about the work. Kirsten Haydon, Elizabeth Turrell and Neal Haslem will demonstrate how the brooches are created and talk about the production process
The wreath is a work in progress. People can contribute to the wreath by uploading images of artefacts and memories to an existing World War One website and send the link to the artists at www.flowersofwar.org (until July 2018).
This project is supported by the WW1 Co-Commissioning Fund Creative New Zealand.