Weeping Window by Paul Cummins
The Ulster Museum will present Weeping Window by artist Paul Cummins and designer Tom Piper as part of 14-18 NOW’s UK-wide tour of the iconic poppies. The installation will be at the Ulster Museum from 14 October to 3 December 2017, following a joint proposal by National Museums Northern Ireland and Belfast International Arts Festival.
Weeping Window is a cascade comprising several thousand handmade ceramic poppies seen pouring from a high window to the ground below. The presentations by 14-18 NOW, the UK’s arts programme for the First World War centenary, will give people across the UK the chance to experience the impact of the ceramic poppy sculptures in a range of places of particular First World War resonance.
The Ulster Museum houses Northern Ireland’s national collections of art, history and natural science. In 2014, to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War, the Ulster Museum opened a new, permanent modern history gallery.
The Decade of Centenaries period, from 1912-22, is at the heart of this gallery, in recognition of the significance of this period in shaping the future, outlook and identities of what was to become Northern Ireland. The First World War and its aftermath are explored through social, cultural, political and military history.
Directions to Ulster Museum
The museum is a leisurely 20-30 minute walk from Belfast City Centre; follow signs for Queens University or Botanic Gardens.