Call out for poppies for the WWI Armistice Day Poppy Installation

Over 6,000 poppies, and still counting, have been made by the enthusiastic and dedicated crafters of the Hawkesbury. The poppies will now be 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.

Have you been knitting or crocheting poppies at home for the installation?  If so, they are now urgently needed so that they can become part of this grand scale installation. Please drop them into Hawkesbury Regional Gallery or Hawkesbury Central Library in Windsor by Thursday, 25 October at the latest.

There are also just two more working bees planned at Hawkesbury Regional Gallery: Friday, 19 October and Friday, 26 October, in which the poppies are tied to the installation. Please come along if you would like to be part of this commemorative project.

Members of the Hawkesbury community are invited to the launch of the Poppy installation at 10am on Friday, 9 November. 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.

Dates:

  • Poppy installation assembling sessions in the Hawkesbury Regional Gallery
    Deerubbin Centre, 300 George Street, Windsor
    10am to midday, Friday, 19 October and Friday, 26 October
  • Launch of the Commemorative Poppy installation, Deerubbin Centre, 300 George Street, Windsor
    10am on Friday, 9 November

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