BLOOD SWEPT LANDS and SEAS of RED

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Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red

Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red was a work of art consisting of 888,246 ceramic red poppies placed in the moat of the Tower of London, between July and November 2014 to commemorate the centenary of World War I. Each poppy represented a lost life from Britain or one of its Dominions, killed in the war. It attracted a huge number of visitors. Members of the public could purchase a poppy and part of the installation then went on tour around the UK organised by 14-18 NOW until 2018, after which it was decided to have permanent displays at IWM London and North Museums. The work was created by artist Paul Cummins and stage designer Tom Piper.

Address is IWM London.

Region/Nation
Location/Address
Lambeth Road
County
London
Post Code
SE1 6HZ
Main Historic Period
Modern
Useful Website Address
Tip/Nearby
NB This work is no longer at the Tower of London - check with IWM London for the latest information.
Primary Management
HM Government

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