National Memorial Arboretum

People are being asked to submit images to help create a new artwork at the National Memorial Arboretum.

National Memorial Arboretum

A new Remembrance Centre will open next autumn and will feature an exhibition on what remembrance means to individuals, families and the wider society.

Artist Helen Marshall – known for her work to create art from individual photographs – will be tasked with creating the new artwork.

Sarah Montgomery, managing director of the National Memorial Arboretum, said: “With more than 300 memorials set in 150 acres, the Arboretum is a wonderful, visual tribute to those who have served and continue to serve our nation.

“It is, however, people and their memories and associations that make the Arboretum such a special place. It is this that we hope to convey through this extraordinary artwork, which will tell thousands of stories.”

Images can be submitted online until April 2016, with pictures that tell a story of remembrance or ones taken at the Arboretum being sought.

Around 5,000 photographs, included some from the Alrewas centre’s archive, will then make up the four-metre wide artwork, which visitors will be able to zoom in on to see individual pictures.

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