Southwark Council has appointed the Contemporary Art Society and formed a panel to commission a new contemporary public artwork. As well as being a symbolic piece of contemporary art, it will serve as a 21st Century memorial to war and conflict.
Located within the new Walworth Square, to be established as part of the Lendlease Elephant Park development, the memorial will be used for reflection, commemoration and remembrance; a marker in time and somewhere that can inspire us to look forward as we remember the past.
Before an artist is commissioned for the final piece, the council would like you to get involved by considering what war and conflict means to you and offering ideas about what role a memorial can play, both in the current day and in the future.
The council is working with independent curator Vivienne Reiss and the artist Albert Potrony, who will be running public events where you can come along and share your thoughts.
This event will focus on one object in the Museum collection, an embroidered bedsheet made by a prisoner of war during World War Two.