The major part of the exhibition is a visual interpretation of 100 stories of people and events of WWI. The matrices that were used to develop each of the artists’ 100 unique prints are displayed on wooden plinths or blocks arranged into a map of Scotland. In addition to this visual treat, augmented reality technology then enables visitors to explore each of the stories behind the pictures in detail with an iPad.
From individual acts of valour on the battlefield to naval tragedies off Scotland’s coast, from the thousands of workers filling factories at home to the brave members of the Scottish Women’s Hospitals at the Western Front, from innovations in areas such as surgery and aviation to the enduring work of poets and artists in the trenches, the project takes in a wide range of stories and subjects that will resonate throughout Scotland.
Poppyscotland will be the custodian of the exhibition supporting its travels as it shares the stories of this unique map across venues in Scotland.Following its installation at the Scottish Parliament, the first stop of the tour for the What Do We Learn From All Th1s? exhibition was at the Black Watch Museum in Perth from 23 September-25 October 2019.
The exhibition can next be viewed at the Grain Exchange in South Ayrshire from 6th – 23rd January 2020. Please see their website nearer the time for details: https://thegrainexchange.co.uk/