What Anzac Means for Me – Art Competition for Schools

Celebrating the work and life of soldier, artist and map-maker Sapper Horace Moore-Jones

  • For the official unveiling of Matt’s Gauldie commemorative statue ‘The Line of Fire’ Friday 27 March 2015
  • Marking the Centenary of the ANZACs Gallipoli Landing 1915

The school art competition was part of the package of events organised by TOTI and The Meteor Theatre Trust around the statue unveiling. Competition judges Matt Gauldie and Suzanne Catley were delighted at the range of entries from schools throughout the region and the young artists’ “skills and perception”. School art is in “goods hands”, they said.
The eight winning entries (in four age groups) were mounted and displayed on the backs of donkeys in a street procession, then exhibited at The Meteor where the judges commented on each art work for the young students, their families, and the invited VIPs. Local artist and writer Campbell Smith presented the students with autographed copies of ‘Lines of Light’ by Ann McEwan, a book of his wood engravings.

Art Competition Winning Entries


Lachlan Giles

17 yrs
Hamilton Boys’ High School

Lani Rolleston
16 yrs
Patricia Avenue School

Nathaniel Tarau
12 yrs
Hamilton West School

Rebecca Workman
12 yrs
Hamilton West School

Aydin Omidaghi
11 yrs
Hamilton West School

Devika Suresh Nair
11 yrs
Hamilton West School

Stefan Smart
10 yrs
Marian Catholic School

Alex Nerissa Matai’a
10 yrs
Rototuna Primary School