Edinburgh EH1 2JW
Opposing War Memorial Design Launch.
Edinburgh based artist Kate Ive’s design for a Memorial to Conscientious Objectors and all who oppose war will be unveiled. Doors 6:10 pm open for a cup of Tea. Pax Christi is a part of this group.
Come meet the artist. Hear about her creative process, view a maquette of her engaging design. And find out how you can get involved in creating the sculpture and supporting the project. Historian Dr. Lesley Orr will speak about opposition to the First World War in Scotland and introduce Kate.
Following the offer of a site in Princes St Gardens, a World Heritage site that is visited by millions of people, a consortium of civil society groups and peace campaigns held a competition and invited four artists to submit designs for a memorial to conscientious objectors and all who oppose war. The artists engaged with descendants of COs, academics and adult learners who have been investigating conscientious objectors of the First World War. Edinburgh based artist Kate Ive’s design has been selected and a maquette will be unveiled at the launch event.
Kate Ive’s winning design will pay tribute to First World War COs whose resistance laid the groundwork for a wider peace movement that continues to this day and will continue into the future. Organisers hope the finished sculpture will be installed by April next year, the centenary of the end of the First World War for COs who were imprisoned until April 1918.