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Wed 3 Sep 2014, 10:00am–4:30pm
Thu 4 Sep 2014, 10:00am–4:30pm
Fri 5 Sep 2014, 10:00am–4:30pm
Sat 6 Sep 2014, 10:00am–4:30pm
Sun 7 Sep 2014, 10:00am–4:30pm

Where: Aratoi Wairarapa Museum of Art and History, 12 Bruce St, Masterton, Wairarapa

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

I woke up in the night and remembered my mother telling me that she was named after her Uncle who was killed in WW1.

His name was Eric.
I got up, googled and a project was born.

A call to arms
A co-memoration. A community knitting project knitting comforts for soldiers. Each stitch carrying a message, holding a pattern, unravelling a story of someone long gone.

Just a stone's throw
I live just a stones throw away from Camp Road, named after the Featherston Military Camp established in 1916.
Soldiers there spent most of their time removing stones from the land. They put them to good use lining pathways.
Boredom led to an art form for which they were rewarded.

Rocks hold memory. A conduit between past and present. A perfect canvas for the transfer of images acting as markers holding information.

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