The Quatrefoil

The quatrefoil is an ancient Christian cross, a flower of the Pacific, and a lotus symbol of peace and new life. It is also an Anzac poppy.
Each of our memorial quatrefoils is the size of a soldier’s hand, outstretched.

The Installation – takes flight

The Art of Remembrance project and the Max Gimblett ONZM Remembrance quatrefoils first caught the imagination of people across the world with the artwork installation on the red brick and stone facings of the historic Soldiers’ Memorial Church. Now complete, this three-month long, free public art installation formed the genesis of The Art of Remembrance project that now takes flight.

The Handmade Process

On 24 March 2015, Max Gimblett created multiple handpainted ink works rendered with Japanese Sumi ink on Arches cold press watercolour paper. The artist then selected seven designs from these works to be hand-printed as multiples.

Solid brass quatrefoils were then laser cut and lacquered to ensure that the artworks do not need to be brass cleaned. They were then individually hand screen printed.

Max Gimblett

Max Gimblett is one of New Zealand’s most recognized artist. He is well represented in major collections around the world, most significantly in the permanent collection of the Solomon R. Guggenheim, New York; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Whitney Museum of Modern Art; the National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.; the National Gallery of Art of Australia, Melbourne; the Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane; and the Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney.