Somme Commemoration Artwork

  • © BMBC
  • © BMBC
  • © BMBC
  • © BMBC
  • © BMBC
  • © BMBC
  • © John Crossley
  • © John Crossley
  • © John Crossley
  • © John Crossley
  • © John Crossley
  • © John Crossley
  • © John Crossley
  • © John Crossley
  • © John Crossley

Application Type

Pro-Tem

Level of Award

Commendation

Region

Yorkshire & Humberside

Local Authority Area

Barnsley

Information about this scheme

This temporary public artwork commemorates the first day of the Battle of the Somme. Around 300 Barnsley men lost their lives that day, many from the 13th/14th Yorks and Lancaster Regiment – famously known as The Barnsley Pals. Situated in the Town Hall flower beds, the artwork comprises laser etched acrylic panels, LED lighting and plaster medals made by local schoolchildren from 10 local primary schools, and provided a centrepiece to the public event held at the war memorial outside Barnsley Town Hall on July 1st. The artwork was in place until Remembrance Sunday – a period reflecting the duration of the battle. It is yet to be decided whether the artwork will be dismantled and distributed to the participating schools as a legacy, or remain intact and be retained as part of the Council’s art collection for potential future display.

Credits

Project Manager

Barnsley Arts and Events

Artist

musson + retallick

Funding Partner

Arts Council England

Funding Partner

Barnsley MBC Ward Alliances

Project Manager

Barnsley Arts, Museums and Archives

Funding Partner

Historic England

Primary Use Class

Class F - Pro Tem (Temporary Building or Installation)