Western Leader : April 21st 2016
Kelly Tarlton’s giveaway –P9 Where to go on AnzacDay – P14 Western Leader Thursday, April 21, 2016 YOUR PLACE, YOUR PAPER What’s selling $736,000 1/43 Hutchinson Avenue,New Lynn Trendy settler style, superbly renovated throughout. Designer kitchen, three double bedrooms and amodern bathroom. Sold byBayleysTitirangi Artist Cristina Beth and photographer Katharina Krecher prepare for the Peace Poppy Photographic Exhibition. PHOTO:ROSE REES-OWEN Exhibition in full bloom ROSE REES-OWEN A German photographer is making a meaningful contribution to peace. Katharina Krecher has teamed up with Laingholm artist Cristina Beth to document the Peace Poppy Project which commemorates Anzac Day. The project began as a pop-up art installation at the Titirangi roundabout in 2013 and has now bloomed into a multi-media exhibition about the public art installations made of handmade poppies. Installations have spread nationwide – as far south as Christchurch. Krecher says she always felt uncomfortable during Anzac Day commemorations. ‘‘They are after all about remembering the soldiers who fought in the two world wars and the Germans were the enemies.’’ She says she had a personal struggle with reconciliation for many years. ‘‘The first time I met a Jewish person at age 19 I felt directly confronted with my country’s past and what had been done to the Jewish people in WWII.’’ She says that after forgiveness was extended to her she felt a burden had been lifted and she wanted to make a contribution to peace. Krecher met Beth at a poppymaking workshop in New Lynn and offered up her photography skills. She has accompanied Beth to installation sites to document the process. The project strives to contrib- ute to global peace. ‘‘Anzac creed talks about fight- ing for peace, I believe peace isn’t something we fight for but a journey of life to be practiced daily though small actions,’’ Beth says. Each year, schools, Returned and Services Associations, art galleries and other community groups make poppies from kitsets provided by Beth. She says part of the project is to encourage stories being shared through these workshops. Beth has learned about her Peace Poppy displays: Titirangi Roundabout Waikumete Cenotaph Todd Triangle,NewLynn Glen Eden Library Hobsonville Point own family’s involvement in the war. Her grandfather was underage but went to fight in the Passchendaele war and was gassed. ‘‘While recovering in the hos- pital they realised how young he was and spent the rest of his time as a stretcher-bearer.’’ The exhibition is being held at Studio One Tou Tu in Ponsonby until April 27. $1,120,000 34 Domain Crescent,Muriwai Beach Classic coastal cottage and garage or games room. Private, bathed in sunshine and easywalk to the beach. Sold byBayleysKumeu Check out theWestern Homes section in your paper. $781,000 12KaurimuRise,Titirangi Freshly refurbished threebedroom home featuring openplan living areas. Land area about 1700 square metres. Sold byBayleysMt Eden Sold!
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