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UNITY, a powerful artwork crafted from the plastic wrappings of floral tributes to the victims of the Christchurch mosques shootings, is on display to mark the second anniversary of the attacks.

IMG 1459 1200While the thousands of floral tributes were composted after the attacks, many of the colourful wrappings were saved and given to the Giving Seeds of Love initiative to develop an artwork. UNITY was designed and made by Simone Johnstone of Flower Girl and her husband Kris and father-in-law Colin, with support from Bunnings Warehouse and the Government’s Ethnic Communities Development Fund.

It was presented to the Muslim Association of Canterbury in July 2019 who in turn gifted it to the Museum to care for.

A small selection of the tributes left outside the Linwood and Al-Noor Mosques and the Botanic Gardens is on display in the exhibition Mosque: Faith, Culture, Community. All of the tributes have been made available to view online to mark the second anniversary of the tragedy.

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12 – 16 March 2021
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