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Vigil - 2017 Poppy Installation by Martin Waters


A great tragedy of War, in remembrance of those lost and damaged in conflict, both physically and mentally.

The poppies make up soldiers, and instead of standing on a plinth, one of them is on a stretcher to represent those injured in conflict and to remember them. The British Legion, who produce the poppies, do a lot of work with the injured also and I work very closely with them

Dates - Wednesday 1st November – Monday 27th November 2017
Times - 10.00am – 4.00pm daily (except Mondays)

Café Trinity open Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday for homemade cakes, soup and bread.

Visitors are welcome to contribute their own poppies when they visit the installation. Coach parties welcome. Entry to the church is free.


Born and bred in Hull, Martin Waters first created the poppy installations at Hulls Holy Trinity Church in 2011. Martin has gone on to create many different poppy artworks since then, in Hull and all over the North of England.

He was the first Artist in Residence for the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust at Spurn Point making artwork from the plastic detritus that litters our beaches. It was the discovery of red poppy wreaths washed up onto the beach that lead to the creation of artworks that explore the theme of war and conflict today.
He explores remembrance and reflects on the past and present horrors of war through large poppy installations, paintings, prints and assemblages. More examples of his work can be seen on his website.