The Somme in Numbers

This week we have been exhibiting the Shrouds of the Somme in a new format. – the Trench – in Exeter. The Human Cost of War One of the driving ideas behind the Shrouds of the Somme is to create a physical representation of the numbers involved in World War 1. When you...

The Trench in Exeter

The Trench is a vast, freestanding interactive sculpture by artist Rob Heard. It premiers in Exeter this weekend, where it will be on display in Northernhay Gardens from 30th June – 8th July in the same spot where Rob’s original 19,240 Somme figures were visited by...

Lost but not Forgotten – The Shrouds in The Sun, 8 June 2018

A couple of weeks ago the Shrouds of the Somme were featured in an incredibly sensitive and well-written article for the Sun newspaper. The journalist Mike Ridley and legendary photographer Arthur Edwards were both clearly moved as they talked to Rob about the project...