Opening event Monday April 23 from 6.30 – 8pm
Depot Artspace, Auckland
Artist Tony McNeight invites you to visit Depot Artspace on Monday April 23, Tuesday April 24 and ANZAC Day, Wednesday April 25 to participate in The Giant Poppy Peace Project.
Come and write a personal ANZAC message on a poppy petal/disc, to honour loved ones who gave their lives in all wars. You will be able to view the Giant Poppy installation in our Main Gallery from April 26 – May 9.
Tony McNeight created The Giant Poppy in Auckland Domain in 2015 where 59,000 messaged red poppy petals were placed on the ground, creating the biggest Poppy in the world. He was then invited to the town of Arras in Northern France where he again created the Poppy of Peace (Coquelicot de Paix) with French people writing messages of thanks to New Zealanders who helped to liberate the town. New Zealand artist Helen Pollock’s beautiful Victory Medal sculpture was the centerpiece of the Poppy.
The Poppy has now come full circle with its final resting place in Tony’s local community of Devonport, Auckland, recreated on the walls of Depot Artspace.
The Giant Poppy Peace Project will officially open with a special event on Monday April 23, 6:30 – 8:00pm in the Main Gallery, alongside Helen Pollock’s exhibition opening for A Moving Tribute.
Date(s) - 23/04/2018 - 09/05/2018