Ms Helen Pollock, of Auckland, for services to art, particularly sculpture
Helen Pollock is an artist and sculptor whose early works focused on rights for women. Her more recent public art installations, in the medium of bronze and clay, commemorate World War One. ‘Falls the Shadow’ was installed initially in Auckland War Memorial Museum and is now a permanent feature at the Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917. ‘Victory Medal’ was toured around New Zealand regions and important battle sites on the Western Front, and is due for installation at Le Quesnoy. ‘As Above, So Below’ is a bronze and water sculpture commissioned by National Navy Museum and permanently installed in the WW1 Commemorative Pavilion on Torpedo Bay. Locally, she has promoted the Devonport Arts Festival and exhibited at Sculpture on the Shore to raise funds for Women’s Refuge.