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Block 12

This block was designed and made by The New Zealand AIDS Memorial Quilt Project committee to answer the question, "But who do I know that has died of AIDS?" to mark World AIDS Day, December 1st 1994.
A list was made up of well-known people from within New Zealand and around the world who were known to have died as a result of AIDS, and their names were printed on The Quilt along side a star. Some stars are left blank for others to be added at some future time.

The full list of people below, is repeated after the photo of the block (in alphabetical order of last name), with their individual stars at a larger size to read more clearly, along with an indication of where their names appear on the block. People remembered on this block include:

Lew Pryme
Michael Callen
Sylvester
Freddy Mercury
Brad Davis
Rock Hudson
Anthony Perkins
Robert Reed
Ricky Wilson
Rudolph Nureyev
Arthur Bressan Jnr
Roderick Horn
Denholm Elliott
Tony Richardson
Ian Charleson
Ray Sharkey
Dick Sargent
Derek Jarman
Miles Davis
Graham Chapman
Michael Bennett
Peter Allen
Bruce Chatwin
Patrick Cowley
Liberace
Wayland Flowers
All from the Film and Performing Arts industries
Howard Ashman
Composer
Perry Ellis
Tina Chow
Tony Chase
Halston
Willie Smith
All Fashion Designers
Keith Harring
Artist
Vito Russo
Tom Mclean
Writers
Robert Maplethorpe
Photographer
Michael Foulcault
Philosopher
Roy Cohn
Attorney
Arthur Ashe
Tennis Player
Dr. Tom Waddell
Doctor and Athlete
Ryan White
Eve Van Grafhorst
Child AIDS Activists
Kimberly Bergalis
Darren Horn
Alison Gertz
Alistar Hall
Bruce Burnett
Noriyasu Akase
Tom O’Donoghue
Elizabeth Glaser
Ian Thompson
Michael Hay
Nigel Barraud
AIDS Activists
Marc Bensemann
Journalist

Block 12 of the NZ Quilt AIDS Memorial Quilt

A high resolution version of this photo is available to download - it is big (63.85Mb) and about 11 times wider than shown above. Right click the link and select "save file to disk" (or similar depending on your browser - the size of the file will most likely crash your browser if you open the file in it), go make a cup of coffee and then come back - it might be all there. It will take several minutes to download on high speed broadband, several hours on dial-up.

Photos of the block on public display follow at the foot of the page.

 

Noriyasu Akase
An AIDS activist from Japan
Star for Noriyasu Akase on Block 12 of the NZ Quilt AIDS Memorial Quilt
Peter Allen
Australian entertainer and song writer
Star for Peter Allen on Block 12 of the NZ Quilt AIDS Memorial Quilt
Arthur Ashe
Tennis player from the United States of America
Star for Arthur Ashe on Block 12 of the NZ Quilt AIDS Memorial Quilt
Howard Ashman
A composer from the United States of America whos work includes Beauty and the Beast and Alladin
Star for Howard Ashman on Block 12 of the NZ Quilt AIDS Memorial Quilt
Nigel Barraud
An AIDS activist from New Zealand, he was a co-founder of Body Positive and founder of the 12x12 groups in New Zealand
Star for Nigel Barraud on Block 12 of the NZ Quilt AIDS Memorial Quilt
Michael Bennett
Choreographer from the United States of America who wrote A Chorus Line
Star for Michael Bennett on Block 12 of the NZ Quilt AIDS Memorial Quilt
Marc Bensemann
A New Zealand Journalist who co-founded Body Positive
Star for Marc Bensemann on Block 12 of the NZ Quilt AIDS Memorial Quilt
Kimberly Bergalis
An advocate for HIV testing in the United States of America after becoming infected from her dentist
Star for Kimberly Berghalis on Block 12 of the NZ Quilt AIDS Memorial Quilt
Arthur Bressan Jnr
A film maker from the United States of America
Star for Arthur Bressan on Block 12 of the NZ Quilt AIDS Memorial Quilt
Bruce Burnett
An early AIDS activist from New Zealand. The New Zealand AIDS Foundation's Auckland clinic is named in his memory.
Star for Bruce Burnett on Block 12 of the NZ Quilt AIDS Memorial Quilt
Michael Callen
A singer and AIDS Activist from the United States of America
Star for Michael Callen on Block 12 of the NZ Quilt AIDS Memorial Quilt
Graham Chapman
A doctor from England, he is best remembered as a member of the comedy group Monty Python
Star for Graham Chapman on Block 12 of the NZ Quilt AIDS Memorial Quilt
Ian Charleson
A Scottish actor who played, among other roles, one of the leading roles in the movie Chariots of Fire.
Sadly, someone left out the letter R in his name on The Quilt.
Star for Ian Charleson on Block 12 of the NZ Quilt AIDS Memorial Quilt
Tony Chase
Fashion designer from the United States of America who designed clothing for Dolly Parton among others
Star for Tony Chase on Block 12 of the NZ Quilt AIDS Memorial Quilt
Bruce Chatwin
An award winning author from the United Kingdom (not the U.S.A. as printed on The Quilt in error), he won a number of prizes for his travel books
Star for Bruce Chatwin on Block 12 of the NZ Quilt AIDS Memorial Quilt
Tina Chow
A model for Shiseido and designer from the United States of America
Star for Tina Chow on Block 12 of the NZ Quilt AIDS Memorial Quilt
Roy Cohn
An Attorney from the Unite States of America
Star for Roy Cohn on Block 12 of the NZ Quilt AIDS Memorial Quilt
Patrick Cowley
A musician and composer specialising in Disco from the United States of America
Star for Patrick Cowley on Block 12 of the NZ Quilt AIDS Memorial Quilt
Brad Davis
Actor from the United States of America, best known for his role in the movie Midnight Express
Star for Brad Davis on Block 12 of the NZ Quilt AIDS Memorial Quilt
Miles Davis
Jazz trumpeter from the United States of America
Star for Miles Davis on Block 12 of the NZ Quilt AIDS Memorial Quilt
Denholm Elliott
An actor from the United Kingdom, well known for his part in the film A Room With A View.
Star for Denholm Elliott on Block 12 of the NZ Quilt AIDS Memorial Quilt
Perry Ellis
Fashion designer from the United States of America
Star for Perry Ellis on Block 12 of the NZ Quilt AIDS Memorial Quilt
Wayland Flowers
A comedian from the United States of America who made the puppet Madam famous.
Sadly, the wrong first name is given for him on The Quilt.
Star for Wayland Flowers on Block 12 of the NZ Quilt AIDS Memorial Quilt
Michael Foulcault
A French philosopher
Star for Michael Foulcault on Block 12 of the NZ Quilt AIDS Memorial Quilt
Alison Gertz
An AIDS activist from the United States of America
Star for Alison Gertz on Block 12 of the NZ Quilt AIDS Memorial Quilt
Elizabeth Glaser
An activist and advocate (especially for young children and infants) from the United States of America
Star for Elizabeth Glaser on Block 12 of the NZ Quilt AIDS Memorial Quilt
Alistar Hall
An AIDS activist from New Zealand
Star for Alistar Hall on Block 12 of the NZ Quilt AIDS Memorial Quilt
Halston
A fashion designer from the United States of America
Star for Halston on Block 12 of the NZ Quilt AIDS Memorial Quilt
Keith Harring
An artist from the United States of America
Star for Keith Harring on Block 12 of the NZ Quilt AIDS Memorial Quilt
Michael Hay
A New Zealand AIDS activist and co-founder of Collective Thinking, the periodical for and by people living with HIV/AIDS.
Star for Michael Hay on Block 12 of the NZ Quilt AIDS Memorial Quilt
Darren Horn
An AIDS activist from New Zealand
Star for Darren Horn on Block 12 of the NZ Quilt AIDS Memorial Quilt
Roderick Horn
A New Zealand actor
Star for Roderick Horn on Block 12 of the NZ Quilt AIDS Memorial Quilt
Rock Hudson
A well known movie actor from the United States of America
Star for Rock Hudson on Block 12 of the NZ Quilt AIDS Memorial Quilt
Derek Jarman
English film director of films such as Edward II
Star for Derek Jarman on Block 12 of the NZ Quilt AIDS Memorial Quilt
Liberace
An entertainer and pianist from the United States of America, well known for his jackets, and the large rings he wore on his fingers
Star for Liberace on Block 12 of the NZ Quilt AIDS Memorial Quilt
Robert Maplethorpe
Photographer from the United States of America, best known for his gay erotic photographs.
Star for Robert Maplethorpe on Block 12 of the NZ Quilt AIDS Memorial Quilt
Tom Mclean
Author from New Zealand
Star for Tom McLean on Block 12 of the NZ Quilt AIDS Memorial Quilt
Freddy Mercury
The lead singer from the English group Queen
Star for Freddy Mercury on Block 12 of the NZ Quilt AIDS Memorial Quilt
Rudolph Nureyev
Russian ballet dancer
Star for Rudolph Nureyev on Block 12 of the NZ Quilt AIDS Memorial Quilt
Tom O’Donoghue
New Zealand activist who was a co-founder of Collective Thinking
Star for Tom O'Donoghue on Block 12 of the NZ Quilt AIDS Memorial Quilt
Anthony Perkins
An actor from the United States of America who became famous for his part in Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho
Star for Anthony Perkins on Block 12 of the NZ Quilt AIDS Memorial Quilt
Lew Pryme
New Zealand Entertainer and Rugby administrator
Star for Lew Prime on Block 12 of the NZ Quilt AIDS Memorial Quilt
Robert Reed
An actor from the United States of America who played the part of the father in the TV series The Brady Bunch
Star for Robert Reed on Block 12 of the NZ Quilt AIDS Memorial Quilt
Tony Richardson
British film director who won two Oscars (Best film and Best Director) for his 1964 film Tom Jones
Star for Tony Richardson on Block 12 of the NZ Quilt AIDS Memorial Quilt
Vito Russo
An author and activist from the United States of America, probably best known for The Celluloid Closet (1981) on gay people in the movie industry
Star for Vito Russo on Block 12 of the NZ Quilt AIDS Memorial Quilt
Dick Sargent
Actor from the United States of America who played the part of Darren in the TV series Bewitched
Star for Dick Sargent on Block 12 of the NZ Quilt AIDS Memorial Quilt
Ray Sharkey
An actor from the United States of America, best known for his role in the TV series Wiseguy
Star for Ray Sharkey on Block 12 of the NZ Quilt AIDS Memorial Quilt
Willie Smith
A fashion designer from the United States of America
Star for Willie Smith on Block 12 of the NZ Quilt AIDS Memorial Quilt
Sylvester
A singer from the United States of America best known for his disco music.
Star for Sylvester on Block 12 of the NZ Quilt AIDS Memorial Quilt
Ian Thompson
An AIDS activist from New Zealand
Star for Ian Thompson on Block 12 of the NZ Quilt AIDS Memorial Quilt
Eve Van Grafhorst
Also known as "Angel Eve", she was born in Australia, where she couldn't enrol at a preschool because she had HIV, came to New Zealand (where she was readily accepted) with her New Zealand born mother and spent the rest of her life promoting AIDS awareness
Star for Eve Van Grafthorst on Block 12 of the NZ Quilt AIDS Memorial Quilt
Dr. Tom Waddell
A doctor for the United States of America army, he was an Olympic athlete (finished 6th in the 1968 Decathlon), and founded what is today known as the Gay Games
Star for Dr Tom Waddell on Block 12 of the NZ Quilt AIDS Memorial Quilt
Ryan White
A child activist from the United States of America
Star for Ryan White on Block 12 of the NZ Quilt AIDS Memorial Quilt
Ricky Wilson
Guitarist for the group The B52s, from the United States of America
Star for Ricky Wilson on Block 12 of the NZ Quilt AIDS Memorial Quilt
 
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