Coming in August, the exhibition
At Home at War
In the lead up to the centennial anniversary of the start of the First World War, the Navy Museum has been working with five local schools to create artworks inspired by the stories of the New Zealand home front. In each school we are delivering four workshops, designed to guide students through the process of putting on an art exhibition in our museum.
In the Object Handling Workshop, we challenged students to make cultural and temporal leaps through artefacts from our collections. Students asked themselves questions like, “What was life like in New Zealand during the First World War? How did the war shape New Zealanders’ identities?”
In the Techniques Workshop, we introduced fabric art techniques that students may use in their art.
Individually, each student is creating a piece that explores an aspect of the home front. The whole class then brings the pieces together to create one finished work that will be on display in our temporary galleries from August to October this year. Students learn to work collaboratively, problem solve together, and ultimately how to put on a real-life art exhibition. Their teachers are their project managers.
The Navy Museum has the pleasure of working with 278 students from the following schools on this project.
Papatoetoe High School
Manurewa High School
St. Cuthbert’s College
St. Mary’s College
Keep an eye out for more about this fantastic project and don’t miss the At Home at War exhibition in August!