The Art of Remembrance

St Davids Church


June 1 – November 20, 2015

Press Release


The Art of Remembrance project continues to capture the imaginations of people across New Zealand and the world and has put the forgotten Soldiers' Memorial Church back into national consciousness. It has also become the most successful art fundraising project in New Zealand history, raising a record $1,000,000. This has been achieved thanks to the support of individuals, businesses, institutions and thousands of individuals across New Zealand and overseas.   

Te Tonga Whetu o te Rangi - Southern Star by Warwick Freeman.

Visit to learn more about this beautiful lapel artwork by one of New Zealand’s foremost art jewellers, Warwick Freeman.  It is a both a star and a flower of peace and is available for purchase. Made in New Zealand out of pure brass and hand crafted they make a unique and perfect gift.

Remembrance quatrefoil artworks by Max Gimblett ONZM.

On ANZAC Day 2015, thousands of brass, Max Gimblett ONZM Remembrance artworks adorned the walls of St David's for three months, before being sold across New Zealand and internationally, as the story of St David's spread. 

This video captures that story.

St David's survival was at risk, but thanks to The Art of Remembrance, the future of this historic Memorial Church building is bright - filled with the potential to serve diverse communities, and to continue as a Memorial for peace, for the coming century and beyond.  

Please note that the quatrefoil artworks have sold out and are no longer available.