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DCMS – Alison Wilding & Adam Kershaw Commission

Site impression for the memorial to British victims of terrorism overseas
Site impression for the memorial to British victims of terrorism overseas

In 2017 CAS Consultancy were appointed by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport to manage the commissioning of a memorial to British victims of terrorism overseas. The resulting artwork, ‘Still Water’ by artists Alison Wilding RA and Adam Kershaw, is a memorial composed of three elements: water, land and air.

Located at the National Memorial Arboretum, the sculpture is sited a short distance within a copse so that it might gradually reveal itself, like coming across a hidden pool within a woodland glade. It is designed to be a place of reflection for families and visitors.

Fabienne Nicholas, Head of CAS Consultancy said: “Alison Wilding is one of the most prominent sculptors of her generation and has worked with Adam Kershaw for years, so it is wonderful to support their first collaboration as artists together. Their proposal is a sensitive response both to the desires of the families for a peaceful space and the context of the wooded site.”

The memorial will be installed by the end of this year, with a dedication event likely to follow in the Spring of 2018.