Commissions from the 14-18 NOW programme include Danny Boyle’s portraits of soldiers created on beaches and Rachel Whiteread’s Nissen Hut at Dalby Forest in North Yorkshire, while other shows across the UK range from frontline images by nurses and women ambulance drivers, to contemporary artists’ responses to war and the machinery that surrounds it.
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The concrete structure located in Dalby Forest in Yorkshire is based on the steel structures used to house labourers who were working to replenish the country’s timber reserves following the first world war.
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Yinka Shonibare, Rebecca Warren and Imran Qureshi amongst artists creating new work this year as part of the 14-18 NOW programme.