The Pannett Art Gallery in Whitby displays Peace Rose on the 40th anniversary of the Falklands conflict
This Peace Rose was designed by Argentinian artisan Juan Carlos Pallarols, a master goldsmith with over 60 years of experience in the art of goldsmithing.
This is a unique opportunity for residents and visitors to Whitby to see an object from a national collection on their doorstep.
Pannett Art Gallery Committee Chair, Cllr Linda Wild said: “We are so delighted to have this fabulous sculpture on display at the Pannett Art Gallery.
“We are delighted that the Imperial War Museums have chosen Whitby, as a twin town with Stanley in the Falklands, to display this beautiful rose to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Falklands conflict.”
Pallarols began the process of forging remnants of the 1982 Falklands conflict into Roses for Peace at his workshop in San Telmo, Buenos Aires.
Using casings and melted bullets, Pallarols and his volunteers created handcrafted roses in tribute to the men and women who lost their lives.
This repurposing of military hardware for artwork is a similar idea to “trench art”.
In an effort to assist in the reconciliation process between Britain and Argentina, and in remembrance of the dead, peace roses were presented at key locations including the Argentinian Cemetery in Darwin, the British Cemetery in San Carlos and the Stanley Dockyard Historical Museum.
This rose of peace was presented to the Imperial War Museums in November 2017 by the Argentine Ambassador to the United Kingdom, in the presence of a representative of Pallarols.
It is on loan from the Imperial War Museums as part of the 40th anniversary commemorations of the Falklands conflict.
The Rose of Peace is on display until the end of July.
The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (last entry at 4 p.m.).