Remembrance Art Trail
Created by international award-winning artist Mark Humphrey, the UK’s first Remembrance Art Trail, in association with the Royal British Legion and constructed with the help of the Corps of Royal Engineers, consists of seven art installations. Each piece has a different focus within the wider theme of military experience, aiming to encourage personal reflection and contemplation. The art can be explored in any order, but will come together to tell a powerful visual story of the sacrifice and service by our Armed Forces. The trail is FREE to visit, open daily and you can download our Remembrance Art Trail map here to guide you round the installations.
All of the pieces are being created here in the UK, using material salvaged from military sources and using some military manufacturing techniques and together the installations tell an extraordinary visual story providing opportunities for private reflection.
- Lost Armies in Jubilee Park – a work about remembering the fallen and their sacrifices made, for all countries that fought for the British Armed Forces dedicated to The Not Forgotten Association
- Boots on the Ground in Westferry Circus – a work about the spirit and soul of the British Armed Forces dedicated to Britain’s Bravest Manufacturing Company
- ANA (Army, Navy & Airforce) Triptych in Jubilee Plaza – a work about abstract poppy forms explored within military transport parts of the British Armed Forces dedicated to Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity, RAF Benevolent Fund & ABF The Soldiers’ Charity
- Fallen Soldier in Reuters Plaza – a work about remembering our servicemen and women during all conflicts dedicated The Royal British Legion
- Point of Everyman’s Land in Jubilee Place Lower Mall level -2 – a work about war in time and space, moments of battle, peace and the point of Remembrance dedicated to The Poppy Factory
- Lost Soldiers in Adams Plaza – a work about healing, remembering and forgiveness dedicated to Stoll
- Brothers in Arms in Cabot Place – a work about human sacrifice, comradeship and remembrance for all military conflicts dedicated to Combat Stress
For those wishing to find out about the pieces in more detail, free guided tours are available. Places are limited so please arrive early to avoid disappointment. See below for details.
London based artist Mark is widely known for his engaging and emotive public art. Mark has previously created several large scale artworks for the Armed Forces and military charities, including the marble war memorial poppy, titled ‘Forever’, at Royal Wootton Bassett. If you’d like to read more you can download a pdf about the inspiration, materials and construction of each piece.
Each artwork is dedicated to a forces related charity in order to raise awareness of the amazing work that they do throughout the year helping former forces personnel and their families. We are delighted to be working with these charities and, throughout the event, there will be opportunity to meet representatives and find out more about their incredible work or to donate directly visit:
- The Royal British Legion
- RAF Benevolent Fund
- Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity
- ABF The Soldiers Charity
- The Not Forgotten Association
- Britain’s Bravest Manufacturing Company
- The Poppy Factory
- Combat Stress
With special thanks to the Corps of Royal Engineers
With thanks and support from Doccombe Logistics, English Braids, Feathercast, Holdfast, Jesmonite, Jetart, Mid Kent College, Perspex UK and Master Rope Makers
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