By permission of the Air Force Museum of New Zealand, Dambusters is coming to Te Awamutu Museum!
Explore the planning that went into the infamous raid on the Ruhr Valley dams, the science behind the ‘bouncing bombs’ and the aftermath for both 617 Squadron and the residents of the Ruhr Valley.
The exhibition includes fascinating interactive components to highlight the science and ingenuity used during the raid.
Dambusters is only here for a strictly limited time, so don’t miss out, fly in today!
Group bookings essential, guide available for groups 10+
20th January – June 2017
Gavin Gifford Gallery
In conjunction with Dambusters, we will also be showcasing an exhibition about a local hero, Les Munro. This features information gathered by MOTAT and the 2015 TVNZ documentary ‘Relucant Hero’.
20th January – April 2017
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.
7th November 2015- 6th February 2016
A desire to create is always just under the surface of the Webster family.
Come and view works by three generations of artists from a Te Awamutu family.
Ben – watercolour, Eddy – wood art and Eliza – contemporary paintings.