Porirua Anzacs at Gallipoli
2 April – 3 May 2015, Bottle Creek Gallery, PATAKA
This exhibition honours the memories of those young men (and women) from the Porirua area who served on the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey between April and December 1915. We remember the landings at Anzac Cove each April 25 when New Zealanders, most of whom had never left home before, faced enemy fire for the first time and blood was shed.
PATAKA is proud to feature the Gallipoli stories of some of the men (and women), in collaboration with historian Allan Dodson (Plimmerton Community website) and the Porirua RSA. With projected images of Gallipoli taken from hand-coloured glass lantern slides, photographs and objects from the time, there will also be a memorial to those that lost their lives. PATAKA will also be inviting visitors to contribute to the exhibition by knitting or crocheting a poppy which will then be added to the display.
IMAGE ABOVE: Slide image from the Pataka Collection