The Feathered Aviator

5 Jul 2014 – 7 Sep 2014

Event times

9am - 5pm Mon - Sat. 10am - 4pm Sun

Cost of entry


Cirencester, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • 51 Bus from Cheltenham and Swindon
  • Nearest Rail Station: Kemble, Glos

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A new installation with wire sculptor Celia Smith to commemorate 100 years since the start of the First World War. Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund


New Brewery Arts has been working with acclaimed wire sculptor Celia Smith, to develop and curate The Feathered Aviator. This is a uniquely creative response to the concept of communicating the heritage of 1914 to visitors one hundred years on, using the homing pigeon, telecommunications and barbed wire as motifs. During the First World War, man-made communications systems were crude and unreliable — it was the pigeon on which they depended. Celia Smith's deceptively delicate wire sculpture perfectly encapsulates the bird's dual qualities of fragility and strength, from proud individuals, perfectly balanced and assured, to flocks of birds in joyous flight. The ‘Feathered Aviator' installation is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund as part of the wider ‘Cirencester Commemorates' project which has received a grant of £34,700. ‘Cirencester Commemorates' will provide a series of events and activities to help the local community to understand and actively engage with the heritage of the First World War.

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