New Exhibition Opened Today!
We opened a new exhibition today!
“Le Quesnoy: Who Were These Young Soldiers?” by Auckland based artist Lindsey Kirk, features a series of works relating to the liberation of the French town Le Quesnoy by New Zealand troops on 4 November 1918. The artwork focuses on the civilian lives, hometowns, and occupations of 20 of those soldiers. In creating the artwork, Lindsey has created mixed-media works on canvas using acrylic paints, collage and printing techniques.
In April 2023, Lindsey displayed the exhibition in a local gallery in Le Quesnoy as a precursor to the opening of the New Zealand Liberation Museum – Te Arawhata (which opened 11 October 2023). We are proud to say that we are the first to host Lindsey Kirk’s exhibition in New Zealand, and hope you take the time to visit while it is with us.
Thank you to everyone who attended the opening, and especially to the family of those brave soldiers who fought for the liberation of Le Quesnoy, breaching the walls on 4 November 1918, who attended our opening ceremony today. It was a pleasure to meet you.