Opposing War: CO Memorial Design Launch
With winning local artist Kate Ive and Historian, Dr Lesley Orr
On International Conscientious Objectors Day 2014 we announced plans to create a memorial to conscientious objectors and all opponents of war in Edinburgh. We formed a committee including representatives of numerous civil society organisations, academics, descendants of COs and peace campaigns. After petitioning the City of Edinburgh we were offered a site in Princes St Gardens, pending design approval.
Next, we raised sufficient funds to run a competition and invited four shortlisted artists to submit designs. The artists engaged with members of the CO Memorial Committee panel and with adult learners on the WEA Scotland Legacies of Resistance to the First World War course.
We are pleased now to announce the selection of a winning design that we feel meets the aspiration to commemorate the sacrifices of conscientious objectors and all those who actively oppose wars, past, present and future. The inclusive memorial will provide a enduring space for reflection and a counterpoint to the many war memorials in Princes St Gardens, a World Heritage site that is visited by millions of people.
Come meet winning artist Kate Ive and see her celebratory design.
And help us raise funds to complete the next phase of the process.
6:30 – 8pm. 6:10pm Doors open for a cup of Tea
Quaker Meeting House, 7 Victoria Terrace, EH1 2JL
Organised by the Opposing War Memorial Committee
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