First World War Centenary (WW100) Co-Commissioning Fund round 2 Closing date: 15 Sep 2014

Over $266,000 has been offered to 5 new arts projects which focus on the impact of the First World War on New Zealand as a nation. Supported projects will be presented across New Zealand, Australia, Belgium, France, England, Scotland and Turkey and cover a range of art forms.

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Funding recipients

Artsight Ltd

Towards Your Friend the Enemy; a touring exhibiting that profiles history and conflicts at significant sites for ANZACS on the Gallipoli Peninsula and in Istanbul. The exhibition (including 12 artists from New Zealand and Australia) will tour to Sydney; Bathurst; Canberra and Wellington (2015-17); and will be made into a documentary and publication.

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AWARDED: $96,000


Towards their project Still. Still is an interactive memorial inviting the audience to explore the duality of war; the destruction of lives and the construction of a collective future. It also aims to reimagine relationships with Turkey and France. Still will be presented in New Zealand; Turkey and France during August - November 2015.

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AWARDED: $27,455

Kirsten Hayden

Towards Flowers of War; a collaborative commemorative enamel art work. Drawing on community and museum memories a small group of international artists will make a large-scale enamelled work using a WW1 artefact to create small flowers in the universally uniting symbol of the wreath. Material will be collected from local communities in New Zealand; Australia and the United Kingdom. Flowers of War is likely to be exhibited in New Zealand and Australia.

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AWARDED: $18,590

Maria Gill

Towards a children's book titled ANZAC Hall of Fame: 25 Heroic Soldiers; which will be published in New Zealand and Australia in April 2016. The book will focus on 12 Australian soldiers; 12 New Zealand soldiers and one dual citizen - all of whom have won either a Victoria Cross or a Military Cross. This is related to both WW1 and WW2.

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AWARDED: $41,033

Southern Sinfonia

For composer Anthony Ritchie to compose Gallipoli to the Somme - a large-scale 35-40 minute commission for orchestra; choirs; soprano and baritone soloists. The work will feature texts from New Zealand; Turkey; Germany and Britain and will be performed in New Zealand and England in 2016 and 2017.

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AWARDED: $83,550