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Looking Back and Looking Around: Notes from Anzac Day

In April 2015, artist Connah Podmore partnered with the charitable trust, Friends of Anzac Bridge, to run a community art project for the region’s Anzac Day commemorations. Over a series of open workshops, participants were invited to write messages from themselves to Anzac-related subjects on supplied postcards. This process revealed many of the symbols and […]

“To Fill This Void Land”: Acclimatisation as Mnemonic Device in Victorian New Zealand

The New Zealand landscape has been irrevocably changed and shaped through the intervention of British colonisation. The same stubborn refusal of New Zealand’s nineteenth-century British settlers to wear clothes that suited the climate, to have anything other than a northern hemisphere Christmas, or to orient their houses towards the warm north rather than the cold […]