Mtec Installations | ‘Poppies:Wave’ @ Fort Nelson

Our ongoing relationship with 14-18 NOW has led us to yet another poignant and successful installation of ‘Poppies: Wave’, this time at Fort Nelson in Hampshire. Four years on from their original installation at the Tower of London, the ‘Wave’ element of the multi-faceted piece, conceived to commemorate the centenary of World War One, is in its final year of touring the UK. Having previously been exhibited at Yorkshire Sculpture Park and Shoeburyness, it will remain in its current position for the next three months. The original installation saw 888,246 poppies displayed, one for every British or Colonial life lost between 1914 and 1918. 

You can follow the remaining installation locations of ‘Poppies: Wave’ and its sister piece ‘Weeping Window’, both created by Tom Piper and Paul Cummins, via the #poppiestour hashtag or on the 14-18 NOW website. The pieces will continue to tour the UK until December this year.

You can read more about the installation at Fort Nelson, as well as hear about the experiences of some of the volunteers who assisted with the installation here.