The Danger Tree Exhibition - The Great War Reimagined

This fantastic FREE exhibition is part of our events in our Borough to help mark the centenary of the end of World War One. Telling an immersive story of the soldiers who fought and fell in the Great War, the exhibition takes its name from the only tree left standing on the battlefield during fighting. Augmented reality allows viewers to unlock the story behind each painting, stripping away the countless layers of paint to reveal the poetry, animation and music beneath. This ground breaking exhibition, combining traditional painting with interactive technology, allows visitors to fully participate in the augmented reality experience.

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The Danger Tree Exhibition - The Great War Reimagined

In association with The Royal British Legion, Scarlett Raven and Marc Marot present The Danger Tree Exhibition, The Great War Reimagined.

Colourful paintings depicting fields of flowers evoke the scenes of poppies that have become symbols of the aftermath of World War 1, but the skies and flower forms hint at something less literal and more ominous.

These pictures trigger an augmented reality where layers of narrative tell harrowing tales of the lost and lamented, reminding us of the horror and futility of the Somme and the impacts on the loved ones left behind. Scarlett Raven and Marc Marot are acknowledged to be amongst the world’s first augmented reality fine artists and this ground breaking exhibition, combining traditional painting with interactive technology, allows visitors to fully participate in the augmented reality experience.