Poppies artwork goes on display at Daventry Town Museum

The unveiling of the poppy artwork
The unveiling of the poppy artwork

Bright red poppies have added a splash of colour to Daventry Museum following the completion of a community art project.

The artwork features local children’s handprints, adapted by artist Kealey Farmer to create a field of poppies.

The finished piece has gone on display at Daventry Museum, in New Street, to serve as a memorial to the First World War and a reminder of the ways Daventry remembered the war’s centenary.

Produced as part of a community street art project co-ordinated by Daventry District and South Northamptonshire Community Safety Partnership and Daventry & District Housing, it was unveiled by town Mayor Ron Fox on Wednesday last week.

Young children left red hand prints on boards during sessions held at Little ‘Uns Day Care, Caring Kindergarten and Happy Faces Day Care in Daventry in the run up to Remembrance Sunday.

Lindsay Checkley, community project officer for the Community Safety Partnership, said: “The children had great fun getting messy to produce the handprints and Kealey has done an amazing job with the finished piece, which thanks to the museum is now on public display for everyone to enjoy.”