A group of diverse artists who go by the name Acid Drop Copse are coming together in an exhibition to commemorate the centenary of the Battle of the Somme at Honeywood in Carshalton, from 22 June until 31 July. The group’s disciplines range from sculpture, metal casting, encaustic art, oil painting, print making, ceramics, floristry and collage, through to contemporary jewellery and the practitioners are united by a desire to examine and reinterpret the events that began on 1 July 1916 in Picardy.

One of the exhibitors, Ingrid Barber, says: ‘I wanted people to see the events through the light of contemporary artists’ eyes, perhaps putting things into a new perspective and bring out elements of the Great War that have not always been considered, or to re-examine the traditional images of the Somme. By revealing stories of local people affected by these catastrophic events and responding to the scars caused by war, different artists coming from diverse disciplines will help make a highly unusual and challenging show.’

Other practitioners contributing to the exhibition are: Jeremy Clark, Rob Miller, Mehan Fernando, Reza Bagheri, Michael Isaac, Karen Block, Charlotte Potter, Lauren Adams, Brandon Jackson and Helen Gray.

Acid Drop Copse, Honeywood Museum, Carshalton, 22 June to 31 July, (Wednesday to Friday 11am-5pm, Sat, Sun 10-5). The show will transfer to the ArtMoorHouse Gallery in the City of London in November for Remembrance Day and will run for six weeks.

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Picture: Daniel Warner – Never to Return, by sculptor Jeremy Clark

A group of diverse artists who go by the name Acid Drop Copse are coming together in an exhibition to commemorate the centenary of the Battle of the Somme at Honeywood in Carshalton, from 22 June until 31 July. The group’s disciplines range from sculpture, metal casting, encaustic art, oil painting, print making, ceramics, floristry and collage, through to contemporary jewellery and the practitioners are united by a desire to examine and reinterpret the events that began on 1 July 1916 in Picardy.

One of the exhibitors, Ingrid Barber, says: ‘I wanted people to see the events  through the light of contemporary artists’ eyes, perhaps putting things into a new perspective and bring out elements of the Great War that have not always been considered, or to re-examine the traditional images of the Somme. By revealing stories of local people affected by these catastrophic events and responding to the scars caused by war, different artists coming from diverse disciplines will help make a highly unusual and challenging show.’

Other practitioners contributing to the exhibition are: Jeremy Clark, Rob Miller, Mehan Fernando, Reza Bagheri, Michael Isaac, Karen Block, Charlotte Potter, Lauren Adams, Brandon Jackson and Helen Gray.

Acid Drop Copse, Honeywood Museum, Carshalton, 22 June to 31 July, (Wednesday to Friday 11am-5pm, Sat, Sun 10-5). The show will transfer to the ArtMoorHouse Gallery in the City of London in November for Remembrance Day and will run for six weeks.

Picture: Daniel Warner – Never to Return, by sculptor Jeremy Clark