Community Poppy Project at the Castle
The Black Watch Castle and Museum have partnered with Crieff based artist June McEwan to create a community art project that remembers and reflects on the impact of the Poppies: Weeping Window display at the Castle in 2016.
Anne Kinnes, Chief Executive at The Black Watch Castle and Museum told us, “In 2016 we hosted Poppies: Weeping Window, this was a poignant, emotive and memorable experience for us at the Castle and Museum. As a lasting legacy I am pleased to invite all staff, friends, volunteers and members of the local community to become involved in this remembrance project.”
Anne continued “Come along to the Castle, and meet local artist June who will teach you how to make your own willow poppy. Then join us on Sunday 12th November at 11am to plant your poppy in the Castle grounds. This will create a lasting memorial meadow, to remember those who gave their lives to enable us to live the lives we do today.
Artist, June McEwan added, “I was delighted to be asked to with work with the Castle and Museum on this inspiring project. All those involved will have fun learning about willow and weaving the poppies whilst being part of this innovative commemorative community event.
The poppy weaving workshops take place at the Castle and Museum on 15th and 29th October from 11am- 3pm. These are drop in workshops and all ages are welcome. For more information visit theblackwatch.co.uk