Remembrance Day: Bayswater artist Geraldine Pillinger honours the fallen

BAYSWATER artist Geraldine Pillinger will be bringing recycled materials to life in the form of red poppies as part of a Remembrance Day workshop.

Pillinger will be teaching people how to create their own red poppy badges and models from plastics and fabric at Maylands Library on November 10.

She said her workshop was an opportunity for people to make poppies and remember the fallen.“I think that a lot of wars can be around resources and really, as a society, we are really looking at our resources and how we can maximise and recycling is part of that,” she said.

“It is also remembering the sacrifices that we make and we want to remember so we don’t have to relive those horrors.”

She hoped to have 20 people attend but was open to catering for more.

Mayor Dan Bull encouraged people to visit the City of Bayswater’s libraries to browse books and digital resources ahead of Remembrance Day, which marked the 100th anniversary of the Armistice which ended World War I.

“Each year, Remembrance Day is an opportunity for our whole community to pay their respects to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice to protect the freedoms we often take for granted,” he said.

“This workshop provides community members with an opportunity to acknowledge this important day in a tangible way.”

Pillinger is also taking part in an exhibition called Re-Imagined from November 9 to 14.

THE ESSENTIALS

WHAT: Red poppies workshop

WHEN: Saturday, November 10, from 10am to 11am

WHERE: Maylands Library, 28 Eighth Avenue, Maylands

For information or to sign up, visit the City’s Facebook page.

Deputy Mayor Chris Cornish and artist Geraldine Pillinger Picture: Kristie Lim
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