War sTOrY explores the things that are imbued into our psyche to make the sacrifices of war possible. It looks at the men and women who become toys on a plastic field whilst others play a blind game of tactics, and officials who treat numbers on a page as expendable goods, and asks: when do the toys become real? War stories are told from person to person and become fleeting, changing memories and more are found in the archives and the documents left behind, showing us a new and larger story.
A lecture series presented by Dr Gwen Parsons, history tutor at the University of Canterbury and ceramics workshops are being held as part of the exhibition – find out more here. The Tin Palace is at 13a Oxford St, Lyttelton and the exhibition is open Thursdays and Fridays 12-4pm and weekends 10-4pm.