2018 Supreme WOW Award Winner WAR sTOrY On Display

Where: National War Memorial Hall of Memories, Buckle Street, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: WW100 New Zealand

For one week only, the 2018 World of WearableArt Supreme WOW Award winner WAR sTOrY will be on public display in the Hall of Memories at the National War Memorial in Wellington.

WAR sTOrY was designed by Christchurch sisters Natasha English and Tatyanna Meharry, the first ever two-time Supreme WOW Award winners. The garment commemorates the more than 128,000 New Zealand men and women who served in World War I, of which more than 18,000 never returned home.

It was created using recycled objects such as old army and household blankets, salvaged rimu from demolished houses, old collected plastic toy soldiers, broken crushed red bricks and traded pieces of pounamu to create the garment.

The designers worked on the garment for several years, “It was important for us to be able to make a considered piece that commemorated the Great War. Over the years we have been working on various projects that explore motifs around this. During our research we found the statistics of the First World War and New Zealand’s contribution astonishing and humbling.”

“We felt that it was important to represent how the current generation would carry and wear the memories and stories passed down from those who were lost, and those who came back to try and begin new lives.”

The sisters previously took the top award in 2013 for The Exchange.

The National War Memorial Hall of Memories is open from 10am-5pm daily and is free to enter. It is located at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park, Buckle Street, Wellington.

For information on how to get to Pukeahu National War Memorial Park, accessibility and parking please visit www.mch.govt.nz/pukeahu/park

To learn more about New Zealand’s involvement in the First World War and the activities and events taking place as part of the Armistice centenary this month, visit www.WW100.govt.nz

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