In Memoriam was created by installation artist Luke Jerram as a place of reflection in tribute to those who lost their lives in the Covid-19 pandemic. Created from bed sheets, the artwork forms a giant red cross that pays tribute to all the NHS and care workers who have selflessly worked during the crisis.
Constantly moving and creating new shadows in the weather, the flags stand together connecting us with the ever-changing environment and one another - representing the resilience and solidarity of our communities as we have, and continue to face these unprecedented times.
In Memoriam will stand for 7 days and we encourage you to come and experience the flags at your leisure during its time in Goldwell Park.
The memorial will be available at all times of day. The installation may be seen from within the flags or from a distance so please help us to continue to be mindful of everyone and respect social distancing and others as you move through the space.
To enhance your experience, a newly commissioned audio track by artists from Massive Attack and Portishead entitled A Moment in Time is available for you to listen to as you explore the installation.
Part of the our regular annual outdoor arts programme of events, In Memoriam is presented by the Corn Exchange and 101 Outdoor Arts Creation Space and funded by Greenham Trust and Arts Council England.
This installation can be viewed at any time of day between 16 and 22 September.
Duration: This is a temporary installation that will be in situ between 16 and 22 September. Audiences can meander through the flags in their own time.
Booking: This is a free event as part of our Outdoor Programme. No booking is required. Dogs on leads are welcome.
Parking: Parking is available in nearby public car parks. If possible we recommend that audiences arrive on foot. Disabled parking is available at the nearby Goldwell Car Park.
Location: The installation is located just north of the children’s play area in Northcroft and Goldwell Parks RG14 1RS.
Access: Goldwell Park is predominantly flat grass with some paths and suitable for wheelchair users. Please contact us if you have any access requirements.
Weather contingent: The flags will remain in situ throughout the duration and in all weathers.
Covid-19: Signage will be installed at the event to remind audiences to maintain social distancing whilst attending the installation. Please adhere to the latest government guidelines by only attending in groups of up to 6 unless you are attending with people in your support bubble.
Do not attend if you have been feeling unwell with any of the symptoms of Covid-19 in the 7 days prior to your visit.