The WWI commemorative Art project that st david's inspired
The Art of Remembrance project captured the imaginations of people across New Zealand and the world, and put the forgotten Soldiers' Memorial Church back into national consciousness. It has also become the most successful art fundraising project in New Zealand history, raising a record $1,000,000. This has been achieved thanks to the support of businesses, institutions and thousands of individuals across New Zealand and overseas.
On ANZAC Day 2015, thousands of brass, Max Gimblett ONZM Remembrance artworks adorned the walls of St David's for three months, before being sold across New Zealand and internationally, as the story of St David's spread.
This video captures that story.
St David's survival was at risk, but thanks to The Art of Remembrance, the future of this historic Memorial Church building is bright - filled with the potential to serve diverse communities, and to continue as a Memorial for peace, for the coming century and beyond.