Poppies come to county as part of tour

Picture by Richard Lea-Hair and Historic Royal Palaces.
Picture by Richard Lea-Hair and Historic Royal Palaces.

The iconic Weeping Window artwork that went on show in London, is coming to Northumberland.

Created by artist Paul Cummins, and designer Tom Piper, Poppies Weeping Window will come to Ashington as part of a UK tour of the iconic structure.

The installation will be at Woodhorn Museum from Saturday, September 12, to Sunday, November 1.

Staff are working on plans to manage what are expected to be large numbers of people who want to visit the artwork, and they will be announcing opening times and visitor information in the coming weeks.

Weeping Window is a cascade comprising several thousand handmade ceramic poppies seen pouring from a high window to the ground below; the other sculpture on tour, Wave is a sweeping arch of bright red poppy heads suspended on towering stalks.

These two sculptures, created by artist Paul Cummins and designer Tom Piper, commissioned to mark the centenary of the outbreak of war, are now brought to audiences at venues across the country as part of the 14-18 NOW programme.

Visit www.experiencewoodhorn.com/poppies for more information about the installation.