11 Remembrance Day Artworks To See This Weekend

11 Remembrance Day Artworks To See This Weekend
Vehicle parts reimagined as poppies in Adams Place. Photo: Londonist

A free Remembrance Art Trail consisting of 11 artworks has appeared in Canary Wharf, to commemorate 100 years since the end of the first world war.

Vehicle parts have been reimagined as large-scale poppies in Adams Place, with the Army, Navy and Air Force all represented.

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Up in the Roof Garden of Crossrail Place, a soldier stands proud, with a backdrop of what can only described as pieces of a plastic soldier, in a work of art demonstrating human sacrifice, comradeship and remembrance.

Crossrail Place Roof Garden. Photo: Londonist

Perhaps the most powerful work is a forest of helmets belonging to fallen soldiers. The helmets are varying sizes, ages and designs, and are all mounted on posts, each with the date and location of a battle in which the soldier fought, and presumably perished.

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The artworks are all by artist Mark Humphrey, and have been installed in association with the Royal British Legion.

Blue Badge Guide Mark Williamson leads free guided walks to help you understand and interpret the artworks throughout the week, with a few spaces left at time of writing.

Crossrail Place Roof Garden. Photo: Londonist

You can download or print a map of the artworks, but be warned that they're not all that easy to find, especially if you're not familiar with the labyrinths and skyscrapers of Canary Wharf. We failed completely at tracking down number 4, and number 11 had us stumped for a while (it's tucked away behind the ObicĂ  restaurant in the lobby of the building. You're welcome).

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The trail is timed to coincide with Remembrance Day, and is free to visit.

Remembrance Art Trail at Canary Wharf, free, until 11 November 2018. The artworks are in place 24 hours a day, but are best viewed 10am-6pm when staff are on hand to answer questions.

Last Updated 02 November 2018