Specifically, the aim is to engage with the widest and most diverse audience possible. The exhibition will be sited in open spaces such as civic squares, memorial sites and busy pedestrianised city centre areas, allowing free access - 24 hours a day.
We are actively seeking ongoing financial support for this free-to-view commemorative exhibition throughout the centenary. Sponsorship, publishing and public support will help to ensure the continuation of the project over the next three years.
This unique installation will actively assist in bringing together people from all walks of life in discovering and discussing not only their own heritage, but that of others affected by the First World War - people who might not otherwise have been presented with the opportunity.
To date, Fields of Battle has been on display in The Luxembourg Gardens in Paris, London's St James's Park, Nottingham, Strasbourg and Istanbul. Click above to learn more about the exhibition and future destinations.
Fields of Battle 14-18 is registered as
a not-for-profit charity in the United Kingdom. Its aim is to present the story of the conflict in public outdoor locations, free of charge, to an audience unused to visiting museums or galleries.
The original concept of the late broadcaster, historian and author, Professor Richard Holmes, it took photographer Mike St Maur Sheil eight years to complete the photography for Fields of Battle.
View a short video on the inspiration behind Michael St Maur Sheil's journey capturing the emotional and historical heritage of landscapes which witnessed the monumental events of the
First World War.
Registered charity Fields of Battle 14-18 has, in collaboration with Mike Sheil, developed a unique and engaging outdoor exhibition, based not on the horrors of war, but on how over time, nature has healed the battlefields, creating a link between the modern day and the personal dramas and stories these peaceful landscapes now hide.
Fields of Battle - Lands of Peace 14-18 does not seek to explain the history of the First World War, but rather seeks to introduce people to the subject by revealing some of the landscapes of battle and illustrating the stories of the people who experienced those battles.
It does so in a uniquely powerful manner, by bringing these events to people in their own communities via the medium of a outdoor exhibition featuring the work of Michael St Maur Sheil