Commemorative Poppy Installation

Commemorative Poppy Installation

Assembling poppies for Armistice Day

Hawkesbury Central Library has been hosting monthly poppy making days since April with over 6,000 poppies knitted or crocheted by the enthusiastic and dedicated crafters of the Hawkesbury. The poppies are now being made into an installation to commemorate the centenary of the end of WWI. The installation will be on long-term display in the atrium of the Deerubbin Centre in Windsor.

Members of the Hawkesbury community are invited to the
Launch of the Poppy installation at 10am on Friday, 9 November.
Gallery level, Deerubbin Centre, 300 George Street, Windsor.

Come along to both commemorate those who have served in all wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations, and to celebrate the community spirit involved in the making of this tribute.

A big thank you is due to all contributors: the many, many people who have made poppies, either at home, or at the sessions held in the Library since the beginning of the year, and also to those who are now helping to create the installation.

Poppy installation working bees:

There are also just two more working bees planned at Hawkesbury Regional Gallery on Friday, 19 October and Friday, 26 October, where the poppies are being tied to the installation. Please come along if you would like to be part of this commemorative project.  BYO darning needles or crochet hooks and wool.

No bookings required. Tea and coffee provided. For more information, phone the Gallery on 02 4560 4441 or the Library on 02 4560 4460.

If you have been making poppies at home for the installation, please drop them off by Thursday, 25 October at the latest, so that they can become part of the grand scale installation. Please drop them into Hawkesbury Regional Gallery or Hawkesbury Central Library in Windsor.

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