New Zealand Embassy & Mission to the European Union, Brussels, Belgium
WWI Commemorative Sculture by NZ sculptor Helen Pollock to go on display in Belgium
New Zealand sculptor Helen Pollock's 'Falls the Shadow' is a powerful depiction of the tragedies that occurred here in Belgium nearly a hundred years ago.
Clay from the battlefield of Passchendaele with all that it contains and signifies was fused with rough unprocessed clay from New Zealand’s Coromandel to create this ‘forest of arms’ as a tribute to the tragic losses of young New Zealand men on the Western Front.
Following the initial exhibition of ‘Falls the Shadow’ to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the Armistice November2008 at the Auckland War Memorial Museum, ‘Falls the Shadow’ was shipped to Belgium, by the Passchendaele Memorial Museum 1917.
‘Falls the Shadow’ will be permanently installed as part of the new Passchendaele Museum Memorial Extension to commemorate the centenary of WW1.
The Official Opening of the new memorial extension is July 12, 2013.