EducExpo: An army of woollen soldiers to commemorate the Great War
Musical / Theatrical Tribute
November 11, 2017 - January 7, 2018
WOOL WAR ONE – An army of woollen soldiers to commemorate the Great War.
With the help of 500 volunteer knitters from five continents, French visual artist Délit Maille set up a woolen army of 780 soldiers to pay tribute to millions of soldiers from the First World War.
Délit Maille works in the Hauts-de-France region, historic birthplace of the textile industry and battlefield during the First World War. For this project, she put out an international call to action on Facebook. One thousand hands reconnected with history and created the small army made up of 19 nationalities, including Canadian and Newfoundland soldiers.
This exhibit is a collaboration between the Centenary Mission, Atout France, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and La Piscine, Musée d’art et d’industrie André Diligent de Roubaix, as part of First World War (1914–1918) centennial commemorations.