Nic Joly | Never Forgotten
Commemorating 100 Years
Using the ultimate symbol of remembrance, the Poppy, he has created a piece of art aptly entitled 'Never Forgotten'.
Nic Joly | Never Forgotten from Antidote Art.
British artist Nic Joly has used his mastery of miniature sculpture to mark the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I in his own inimitable fashion.
This special piece has been produced in association with The Royal British Legion and aims to raise awareness and funds for war veterans and servicemen.
The realisation that veterans seek remembrance for the sacrifice made by fallen comrades, rather than sympathy and awe, inspired Nic to create Never Forgotten. He shared a photo of his completed piece on social media and received a phenomenal response, with over 28,000 people sharing the image, and many using it to comment on the bravery of those who fought, share memories of loved ones that were lost in battle and express their gratitude for the freedom we now enjoy.
Nic was overwhelmed that something he had created could move people so much. Recognising this opportunity, he insisted that the original was auctioned for a veterans’ charity, where it raised a staggering £7,500.
Following on from that triumph, we are delighted to announce that we are releasing a bronze edition of Never Forgotten to mark the centenary. The edition size is 1,566 – to mark every day the war was fought. Each piece will be labelled on the back with a small piece of information about the Great War.
Castle Galleries is donating £100 from the sale of every piece to The Royal British Legion, to help Nic reach his goal of raising £150,000 to help support war veterans past and present.
“In my own small way, I want this piece to remind us that all those who have given their lives, in conflicts from World War I until the present day, will be Never Forgotten.” - Nic Joly.
Never Forgotten will be available at Antidote Art and on our website from Monday 4 August priced at £695.
To reserve your piece, call us on 01455 556951 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org