HEREFORD CATHEDRAL PLAYS HOST TO FIRST WORLD WAR ARTS PROGRAMME.
As part of the final season of the Centenary Art Commissions 14-18NOW Project , Hereford Cathedral was chosen as the first venue for the 2018 Poppies Tour. Thus, the Perpetual Trust invited the public to visit the Cathedral between 14th March and 29th April 2018 to see this very special display that was located in the north transept.
The project entitled – Poppies – Weeping Window and its companion piece Wave were originally conceived as elements of the installation named Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red which first appeared at the Tower of London back in 2014.
The large sculpture is by artist Paul Cummins, with the installation having been designed by Tom Piper of Paul Cummins Ceramics Limited. The Dean of Hereford said….
“We are delighted to be hosting this concept. I know that the ceramic poppies have generated a tremendous interest over the past few years and I have no doubt that we will have the same reaction when people visit us here in the Cathedral.”
Please check out these links for more information —
- 1. www.1418now.org.uk/commissions/poppies/
- 2. www.cultureliverpool.co.uk/poppies/