Arts by the Sea 2020 will be a festival of reflection. As a society, we have faced one of the most challenging and difficult years living through the COVID-19 pandemic. It has changed the way we live, and many loved ones have been lost.
‘In Memoriam’ is an artwork by Luke Jerram being presented on Sandbanks beach, his beautiful, memorial installation offers a place for the public to visit to remember those we have lost in this crisis. Created from over 100 bedsheets a giant sea of flags will be installed across the sand, symbolically reflecting the people who have passed. Arranged in the form of a medical logo, the installation also pays tribute to the brave NHS staff members and volunteers who continue to risk their lives to care for the thousands affected by the coronavirus. You can physically enter the structure to contemplate and explore the artwork, whilst adhering to the rules of social distancing.
From 7.30pm each evening The Colour Project return to Arts by the Sea to transform words from CoCreate's Process participants into a visual artwork projected across the flags of In Memoriam.
Commissioned by Culture Weston and University Hospitals Bristol & Weston NHS Foundation Trust. Supported by Without Walls and FESTIVAL.ORG. Informed by the Welcome Trust-funded ‘Weather Lives’ project, led by Dr Cassie Phoenix at Durham University.
Luke Jerram is known worldwide for his large-scale public engagement artworks. His multidisciplinary practice involves the creation of sculptures, installations and live arts projects. Living in Bristol, UK but working internationally, Jerram’s extraordinary art projects have inspired millions of people around the globe.
No ticket required, the installation is open access for you to visit at any time. Please maintain social distancing around the installation.