Exhibitions mark cen­te­nary of the Great War end­ing

Stockport Express - - News -

NEW exhibitions and in­stal­la­tions will open at Stock­port’s War Memorial Art Gallery as part of the ‘Stock­port Re­mem­bers’ trib­ute mark­ing 100 years since the end of the First World War.

‘We Are Dream­ers’ is an im­mer­sive in­stal­la­tion of dream boxes made by com­mu­nity groups, schools and in­di­vid­u­als, in which they share their hopes for them­selves and their fam­i­lies.

In­spired by a Siegfried Sas­soon poem, it re­minds vis­i­tors that sol­diers were or­di­nary peo­ple with their own dreams for the fu­ture.

Wire War Horse is a strik­ing wire and steel in­stal­la­tion cre­ated by Stock­port artist and sculp­tor Paul Tav­er­nor.

Cen­tral to his ‘To The Wire’ ex­hi­bi­tion, the War Horse stands over seven feet high and fea­tures 40 red pop­pies – one for ev­ery 200,000 horses and mules that were killed as ser­vice an­i­mals dur­ing the First World War.

An ex­hi­bi­tion cre­ated by pupils from St Thomas’ Church of Eng­land School in Stock­port town cen­tre will also fea­ture as part of the memorial.

Exhibitions open at Novem­ber 11 and are free to at­tend as part of Stock­port Re­mem­bers. To find out more about the events, visit stock­port.gov.uk/ stock­portremem­bers.

●●Wire War Horse is a strik­ing wire and steel in­stal­la­tion

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