‘Blood’ from the Poppy 2

21 July – 04 September 2016

Essex Regiment Museum, Chelmsford Museum, Essex. UK


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‘Blood’ from the Poppy’ is an art installation that commemorates people across the world who’s ancestors were affected by the destructive force of World War One. It exhibits a found object dated 1916 similar to those used in the fields of the ‘Battle of the Somme’, and has been made into conceptual art combined by poppy ink produced using a fourteenth century old German and Latin ink recipe.

This exhibition looks deeply into the journey of the object from the factories where it was manufactured, worker stamps and processes that tell the story of the production line and standards, with information on the artillery gun that finally fired it across into enemy territory. The hidden detail reveals a lost world that is captured through images and objects with echoes of a distant blood stained past.

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Oaklands Park, Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex. CM2 9AQ

Tel: 01245 605700

Opening Times: Mon–Sat 10-5pm / Sun 1–4pm



Creative Practitioner

Essex, United Kingdom



Last Poppy in Chelmsford Library

As we all plan our summer holidays and outings you may want to consider popping along to Chelmsford Library throughout August to see the Now the Last Poppy has Fallen touring exhibition.

In addition to this the Essex Record Office also have a First World War exhibition.

The library have  arranged for an afternoon of activity on Saturday 30 July, including for young computer whizzes a Sonic Pi workshop for 8 – 13 year olds creating a WW1 soundtrack for the Battle of the Somme film, and for family history enthusiasts there will be a WW1 family history helpdesk run by the East of London Family History Society.

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