Exhibitions mark centenary of the Great War ending
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