Skipton Forget Me Knots

Art Installation 

Skipton Forget Me Knots

Skipton Forget Me Knots was a large-scale, immersive art installation, which took place in November 2020 at the Jersey Maritime Museum.

We were delighted to welcome over 2,200 people through the doors during its run, but are aware that due to the pandemic some people were unable to visit. We want everyone to be able to experience the installation, so we have created this virtual reality tour with the accompanying soundtrack for everyone to enjoy from the comfort and safety of their home.

Working together to bring an awe-inspiring immersive experience to life!

The exhibition was a result of a large scale community project that employed creativity to help 3,400 young people process and navigate their emotional journey through COVID19. It saw artists, designers and lighting & sound technicians working together to bring an awe-inspiring immersive experience to life, with thousands of flowers artistically displayed in the impressive ‘ Tapestry Room’.

The thousands of Jersey schoolchildren who contributed to the artwork each took part in specially facilitated workshops, creating paper flowers while being guided by expert facilitators to explore their experiences and emotions that may have arisen since the outbreak of the pandemic. The final artwork portrayed sentiments of an often unheard demographic of our Island’s community – our children – in an artistic and moving way.

Watch the VR Tour of Skipton Forget Me Knots 2020

The exhibition was set to a mesmerising soundscape, a one-off commission by composer and music producer Thomas Gandey. The 27-minute cyclic ambient immersive musical piece is based around Gandey’s live piano recording, which builds and magically ascends throughout the cycle.

Whether you’re revisiting the immersive experience or witnessing it for the very firsttime – enjoy!

For the best viewing experience, watch the VR tour with music