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Poppies: Wave

By Paul Cummins Artist And Tom Piper Designer Free IWM North, Manchester

Poppies: Wave is a sweeping arch of bright red poppy heads suspended on towering stalks.

The multi award winning IWM North brings the national collection of Imperial War Museums to northern audiences. Designed by world-renowned architect Daniel Libeskind to represent a globe shattered by conflict, the iconic building, innovative and dynamic exhibitions and public events explore how war shapes lives and inspires and encourages debate.

IWM North is presenting Wave while its sister institution, IWM London, is presenting Weeping Window. At the end of the tour they will become part of the Imperial War Museums’ collection.

In 2018, in addition to the Poppy sculptures, IWM will present Making a New World, a season of innovative exhibitions, installations and immersive experiences at IWM North and IWM London which will explore how the First World War has shaped the society we live in today.

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Dates subject to change

Wave and Weeping Window are from the installation ‘Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red’ – poppies and original concept by artist Paul Cummins and installation designed by Tom Piper – by Paul Cummins Ceramics Limited in conjunction with Historic Royal Palaces, originally at HM Tower of London 2014.

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