Poppies at the Black Watch
09 July 2016
Weeping Window is a cascade comprising several thousand handmade ceramic poppies seen pouring from a high vantage point to the ground below. One of two sculptures by artist Paul Cummins and designer Tom Piper, originally conceived as the key sculptural elements in the installation, ‘Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red’, at the Tower of London in 2014, marking the centenary of the First World War.
Weeping Window is brought to The Black Watch Castle and Museum as part of 14-18 NOW, the UK's arts programme for the First World War centenary.
The Black Watch Museum is a focal point for remembrance and learning about the First World War and other conflicts and makes for a poignant and fitting venue for this thought provoking sculpture. This installation will run until 25th September 2016.
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