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Exhibition: Raw War

Exhibition: Raw War

Corbans Estate Arts Centre
31st March – Sunday 30th

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In Memory of all the civilians lost in all war, Donna Sarten

Raw War: Paintings by Jocelyn Reece

Exhibition Dates: Friday 31st March – Sunday 30th April

Over the past few years Jocelyn Reece’s work has been based on the idea that there is a universal need to find time to contemplate the past, to become still for a moment for reflection amidst the giddy pace of the present. In Jocelyn’s case this has compelled her to research her family’s personal and historical narratives. In this particular body of work she looks at the loss of identity experienced by our young soldiers in World War I on their return to New Zealand. Leaving with high hopes and excitement to fight for their country, many who returned were shattered in spirit, changed in personality and health, and found little professional support to help them recover. Using the cross as a metaphor, in this exhibition Jocelyn explores the experiences of her own father.

Raw War: A Mixed Media Sculpture by Donna Sarten

Sculptor Donna Sarten explores some of the lesser discussed aspects of the war experience had by New Zealand soldiers. Touching on subjects such as conscientious objectors, and the post traumatic stress disorders experienced by some soldiers, she also draws attention to specific historical events and aims to raise our awareness New Zealanders war experiences.

Donna Sarten has recently completed her Masters Degree at the Elam School of Art and is now completing further study. In 2004 she was the joint winner of the Waikato Art Award.

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When I grow up, Donna Sarten

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