Remembrance Poppies: A Craft Workshop at The Atkinson

Remembrance Poppies: A Craft Workshop at The Atkinson

The Atkinson hosted two craft workshops to make remembrance poppies for an upcoming exhibition. This was a great opportunity to learn about the significance of the poppy and to create your own beautiful poppy to contribute to the upcoming gallery show.

Paper artist Suhail Shaikh transforms the simple sheet of paper into multidimensional artworks. His work reflects the ideas, thoughts and reactions that arise from his perception of the evolving world around him. Explore the figurative and the abstract in this unique exhibition and step into a space where the artist allows his dreams to become reality as he ‘papers his wishes’.

Central to Suhail’s exhibition is a paper sculpture of the central section of a Lancaster Bomber. The work has been painstakingly put together to tell the story of WW2’s Bomber Command and to remember those that gave themselves for our freedom.

Suhail’s paper Lancaster Bomber will be positioned in the galleries so that it looks as if it has hundreds of poppies falling out of it. The poppy is a symbol of remembrance for those who have lost their lives in war. It is also a symbol of hope and resilience.

These images are from the two workshops on Saturday 4 & 11 November and we want to thank everybody for taking part and dedicating a poppy to a serviceperson.

Suhail Shaikh: Paper My Wishes

Date:  Saturday 25 November 2023  –  Saturday 24 February 2024

Free Entry

Monday – Saturday. 10am – 4pm.
Closed Sundays & Bank Holidays.
Plan your visit here.

Posted on 15 November 2023 under Exhibition, General news

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