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Art exhibition to mark the centenary of the Battle of the Somme

 

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Acid Drop Copse presents “The Somme”

Evil and the incarnate fiend can alone be master of this war, and no glimmer of God’s hand can be seen anywhere. Sunset and sunrise are blasphemous, they are mockeries to man, only the black rain out of the bruised and swollen clouds all through the bitter black of night is fit atmosphere in such a land.

Paul Nash

A group of diverse artists who go by the name “Acid Drop Copse” come together in an exhibition to commemorate the Battle of the Somme at Honeywood in Carshalton, Surrey from 22nd June until 31st July 2016. The show will then transfer to the ArtMoorHouse Gallery in the City of London in November for Remembrance Day.

In disciplines ranging from sculpture, metal casting, encaustic art, oil painting, print making, ceramics, floristry, collage and contemporary jewellery, these practitioners are united by a desire t0 examine and reinterpret the events that began on July 1st 1916 in Picardy.

Acid Drop Copse was a wood in the battlefields of the Somme, destroyed by the war and so nick-named by the soldiers after the tart acid-drop boiled sweet they knew from home. The art collective was inspired by this name, and like the confection, is a complex mixture of bitter and sweet surprises, promising to make for a diverse and thought-provoking exhibition.

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