Wednesday 19 April 2017, 9.30am - Sunday 7 May 2017, 3.00pm
Gallery opening hours: Mon-Fri 9.30am-4pm, Sat & Sun 10am-3pm
Lake House Arts, 37 Fred Thomas Drive, Takapuna, Auckland
The Peace Poppy Project started as a single art installation of 1000 handmade felt poppies displayed at Titirangi roundabout for the local Anzac parade in 2013.
From these beginnings, the project has captured the heart and spirit of thousands of people. To date, over 50,000 poppies have made and been displayed throughout Auckland, Tauranga, Hamilton, Christchurch and in overseas cemeteries.
Many community art galleries have been involved, along with schools, Scouts, RSAs, retirement villages, libraries, workshops and numerous other groups. People from all walks of life, all different ages and different cultural backgrounds have taken part.
The photographic exhibition that will be held in the Becroft Gallery shows images of the displays that have been installed all over the country for the past four years.
Peace Poppies – Free Kids Craft Activity
19-21 April, 10am-3pm
Lake House Arts and the Peace Poppy Project are collaborating on a large 5000+ poppy display for Anzac Day 2017.
We will have a free poppy making activity in the gallery during the school holidays and kids can either keep their poppy or add it to our massive outdoor display, which will be unveiled on Anzac Day – Tuesday 25 April.
Anzac Day Commemoration Poppy Display
Tuesday 25 April, 2pm-3pm
The Anzac Day commemoration will be a chance to view the display of 5000 to 7000 poppies and view the photographic exhibition in the gallery.