Cover Image: Far Away in Call to Duty, Elwyn Stone
Commemorative War exhibition at Te Awamutu Museum
A deeply moving exhibition highlighting the impacts of World War 1 opens at the Te Awamutu Museum on Thursday.
The exhibition by Hamilton-based artist Elwyn Stone comes to Te Awamutu following display at the National Army Museum at Waiouru.
Stone’s exhibition of mixed media artworks entitled ‘And When He Was Called, He Went’ has already been shown in both Hamilton and Stratford and comes to Te Awamutu’s Gavin Gifford Gallery for just three months following a hugely successful showing in Waiouru.
The collection of artworks is a response to the cataclysmic events of war. Its intention is to recognise the profound effect war has on everyone, not just those who served on the front line.
There are 18 pieces in the exhibition including the major work ‘Tears for Our Fallen – 100 years, 100 tears’. This powerful focal piece involves 100 teardrops embellished with a remembrance poppy.
All the artworks in the exhibition are for sale. Cards and prints will also be available for purchase from Miss Jefferson’s Curios, the Museum’s retail store.
The artist Elwyn Stone has enjoyed creative pursuits throughout her life and completed a Bachelor of Media Arts, majoring in painting, in 2010. As well as working with paint, Stone also works with print, photography and sculpture. She exhibits regularly and is also an art tutor.