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Poppies at the Imperial War Museum North


Quayside MediaCity


1st - 31st Dec '22

Event - Winter IWM Poppies

Following the success of Poppies: Wave and Weeping Window, which toured in 2018 to mark the end of the First World War centenary, the iconic sculptures have been combined and returned to IWM North, where they are on permanent display as part of a brand new artwork. Reimagined into a dramatic new sculptural form, Poppies is displayed within the unique architecture of IWM North’s Air Shard.

Re-imagined into a new sculptural form, Poppies, cascade down and pool within the unique architecture of IWM North’s Air Shard, combining the pieces from the 2018 artworks Poppies: Wave and Weeping Window. The poppy sculptures were conceived by ceramic artist Paul Cummins and designer Tom Piper.

They now form part of IWM’s collection. In their new permanent home in Manchester, you can reconnect with the poppies as both a contemporary artwork and as a means to reflect on the way war shapes lives.