The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Wednesday, July 17, 2019

£2.5 million funding for poppies tour announced in government's spending review
In this file photo Britain's Queen Elizabeth II (L) and husband Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, visit the Tower of London's 'Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red' poppy installation in central London. AFP PHOTO/POOL/CHRIS JACKSON.

LONDON.- 14-18 NOW today announced the three venues that have been chosen to host the iconic poppy sculptures Wave and Weeping Window in 2016: Lincoln Castle; The Black Watch Museum in Perth, Scotland; and Caernarfon Castle, Wales.

Last week the government also announced a further £2.5m grant to 14-18 NOW to take the poppies to a further 12 locations across the UK beyond 2016.

The new presentations by 14-18 NOW will give people across the UK the chance to experience the impact of the ceramic poppy sculptures in a range of places of particular First World War resonance.

Jenny Waldman, Director of 14-18 NOW, said: “We are delighted that we can now take the poppies to more places across the UK over the next three years, presenting a wonderful opportunity for even more people to experience these iconic sculptures. I am hugely grateful to the government for enabling this landmark tour to happen. We are also very grateful to the Backstage Trust, Clore Duffield Foundation, Heritage Lottery Fund and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport for their continued support, and to our transport sponsor DAF Trucks.”

Tracey Crouch, Minister for First World War Commemorations, said: "The poppies are a poignant tribute to the many lives lost during the First World War. I am pleased that even more people across the country will now be able to see this powerful artwork that commemorates those who sacrificed so much."

On describing the choice of locations for 2016, 14-18 NOW’s panel commented: “Lincoln was a major centre for the manufacture of weapons and munitions during the First World War. In particular, the city was responsible for the development of early tracked vehicles resulting in the world’s first operational tank, first used in action in 1916. Wave will be presented at the recently restored Castle, which has far reaching views across the city.

Weeping Window will be presented at the Black Watch Museum in Perth, which is housed in the dramatic and historic Balhousie Castle. The Black Watch is Scotland’s premier Highland regiment. They fought with great distinction throughout the First World War, reputedly earning from the Germans the nickname ‘the Ladies from Hell’ on account of their kilts and fighting qualities.

Caernarfon Castle is a powerful site for the Weeping Window. The castle is home to the Museum of the Royal Welch Fusiliers, who played a key role in the First World War, including at the Battle of the Somme. The presentation will be accompanied by a special exhibition Remembrance for Peace.”

Over 600,000 people have already seen the poppy sculptures on tour at Yorkshire Sculpture Park, where Wave is on view until 10 January 2016; Liverpool’s St George’s Hall, where Weeping Window is on display until 17 January 2016; and Woodhorn, Northumberland, where Weeping Window attracted over 125,ooo visitors earlier this year.

Wave and Weeping Window are from the installation Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red – poppies and original concept by artist Paul Cummins and installation designed by Tom Piper – by Paul Cummins Ceramics Limited in conjunction with Historic Royal Palaces. The installation was originally at HM Tower of London from August to November 2014 where 888,246 poppies were displayed, one to honour every death in the British and Colonial forces of the First World War. Weeping Window is the cascade of poppies that was seen pouring out of a high window down to the grassed moat below. Wave is a curling swathe of poppies which rose up to create an arch over the entrance to the Tower.

The two sculptures, which together have over 10,000 poppies, have been saved for the nation by the Backstage Trust and the Clore Duffield Foundation, and gifted to 14-18 NOW and Imperial War Museums. Financial support for the presentations has been received from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and the Heritage Lottery Fund, and fundraising for the presentations is ongoing.

Each location will provide free access for the public to view the work.

Listings Information for 2016 presentations (dates subject to change)

•Wave at Lincoln Castle
28 May - 4 September 2016

•Weeping Window at Black Watch Castle and Museum, Perth
30 June – 25 September 2016

• Weeping Window at Caernarfon Castle
12 October – 20 November 2016

Today's News

December 1, 2015

Constable's celebrated composition reappears on the market for the first time in 160 years

Exhibition of new drawings by German artist Georg Baselitz on view at Gagosian New York

Mao Zedong letter to Labour Party leader Clement Attlee set for auction at Sotheby's London

Thames & Hudson reissues "The Essential Joseph Beuys" to mark the 30th anniversary of Beuys's death

Major solo exhibition of video and performance artist Alex Bag debuts at ICA Miami

Arthur Miller play "No Villain", written as a 20-year-old student, to premiere in Britain

Japanese manga artist Mizuki, known for his comics of ghosts and monsters, dies at 93

Art Dubai announces galleries participating in its 10th edition taking place March 16-19, 2016

Johnnie Walker heir's Aston Martin DB5 offered at Bonhams' Bond Street Sale

£2.5 million funding for poppies tour announced in government's spending review

Exceptional selection of Israeli & international art to be offered at Sotheby's New York on 17 December

Kenny Scharf's "Cosmic Cavern" immerses viewers in a day-glo universe at the Portland Art Museum

Leadership insight from top museum directors revealed in new book published by the High Museum of Art

Bonhams presents the Elegant Home, an interior designer's top resource for high-end luxury

First woman owned art fair debuts with big names

Noemi Niederhauser's first solo exhibition with Chabah Yelmani Gallery opens in Brussels

New Perspectives: 8 contemporary artists from Ukraine exhibit at the Ukrainian Institute

Exhibition of new work by Emmanuelle Lainé on view at MOT International in Brussels

Brooklyn based artist James Hyde exhibits at David Risley Gallery

Solo exhibition of Sama Alshaibi's work on view at Ayyam Gallery in Dubai

Frist Center's new Kid-Centric website offers engaging at-home activities, lesson plans and more

Chris "Daze" Ellis: The City is My Muse on view at the Museum of the City of New York

Profiles in History announces auction of rare animation & Disneyana

Beloved Russian filmmaker Ryazanov dies

Most Popular Last Seven Days

1.- Original 'Star Wars' creators lift lid on special effects challenges

2.- Lost '$170 million Caravaggio' snapped up before French auction

3.- Mansell's 'Red Five' on pole for Bonhams sale

4.- Impressionism's 'forgotten woman' shines in new Paris show

5.- Sotheby's to auction the best-surviving NASA videotape recordings of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing

6.- Exhibition explores Dutch and Spanish painting of the 16th and 17th centuries

7.- Cyprus discovers 'first undisturbed Roman shipwreck'

8.- Sotheby's unveils 'Treasures from Chatsworth' with Leonardo Da Vinci drawing, Lucian Freud portraits, and more

9.- Infamous botched art restoration in Spain gets makeover

10.- 1958 Gibson Flying V Korina played by Dave Davies to grab center stage in Heritage Auctions' sale

Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .


Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

Royalville Communications, Inc
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
to a Mexican poet.

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful