Standing With Giants at Fort Nelson

Portsmouth

Type:Museums & Galleries

Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO17 6AN

Tel: 01329 233 734

Four silhouettes from the Standing With Giants Falklands exhibition

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Life-size silhouetted figures, representing the 255 military personnel and three civilians who lost their lives in the Falklands War, will be installed on the Parade Ground at Fort Nelson.

The art installation, Standing With Giants, will be open to visitors from 21 April to 3 September - admission is free.

Created to mark the 40th anniversary of the conflict in 2022, this is the first time that Standing With Giants will be seen in the south. It has previously been displayed at Thoresby Park, Nottinghamshire, and at the Bomber Command Centre in Lincoln.

The art installation is particularly pertinent to the Portsmouth area, which played such a significant role in the Falklands conflict and will offer people the opportunity to pay their respects to those who were lost and consider the impact of the war on the lives of all the service personnel and civilians caught up in it.

Standing With Giants is a community project, set up by Oxfordshire artist, Dan Barton, and a group of local volunteers. They create large-scale art installations using recycled building materials.

To complement the art installation Fort Nelson is also staging an exhibition – Falklands 40: What Portsmouth Saw – which tells some of the personal stories of homecomings to Portsmouth after the conflict.

The exhibition features images from The News, footage from BBC South and interviews with local veterans, as well as a small display of guns which were used in the conflict.

Admission to the art installation is free and included with admission to the museum. Visitors are encouraged to pre-book their free tickets to guarantee entry as the site has limited capacity.

Fort Nelson is open Tuesday to Sunday 10am – 5pm during termtime and daily during school and bank holidays. Admission is free.

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Free entry to Fort Nelson. Parking £3 per vehicle.

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* Open seven days a week during school holidays.

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