New remembrance tribute
A new and moving artwork created as a tribute for remembrance will open in Erewash Museum’s War Gallery on Saturday 1 October.
Artist Anna Roebuck was commissioned by Erewash Borough Council to create ‘Flowers of Remembrance’ and her finished work will be showcased in the War Gallery until Remembrance Day in November.
Anna has used recycled materials to depict the different flowers that mark remembrance in countries around the work - including the red poppy and the white poppy of peace; cornflowers for France, the forget me nots of Newfoundland/Labrador, a daisy for Holland and rosemary for Australia.
Visitors to the museum will have the opportunity to add a personal touch by making and adding their own flowers to the piece.
Councillor Mike Wallis, Erewash Borough Council’s Lead Member for Culture and Leisure, says:
“The Flowers of Remembrance will be a fascinating addition to our War Gallery and give visitors a chance to take a moment to remember all those who have lost their lives in conflicts around the world as we lead up to Remembrance Day services.”