From January 19 to 31, 2024, in partnership with Ukraine For Heroes, NP Aerospace and Embassy of Ukraine to the U.K., the High Commission of Canada in the U.K. will host ArtArmor, a unique public art exhibition that saves lives, at its Canada Gallery on Trafalgar Square in London. Created in support of Ukraine, the exhibition showcases body armour plates that saved the lives of Ukrainian soldiers in battle and were then turned into iconic pieces of art. The terrifying marks from bullets and shrapnel that these plates stopped in battle tell the story of the ongoing war in Ukraine better than words.
About the ArtArmor Exhibition:
- ArtArmor was founded by the charitable foundation Ukraine for Heroes in March 2022 to support the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
- The exhibition showcases 50 used body armour plates handed over to ArtArmor by the Armed Forces of Ukraine and transformed by Ukrainian artists into unique art objects with exclusive stories.
- Each body armour plate has stopped enemy bullets and shrapnel, saving the lives of Ukrainian soldiers fighting in the war.
- The body armour plates are manufactured by companies in the UK, Canada and US, including NP Aerospace, headquartered in the UK and Canada.
- Since 2022, with the support of NATO Governments, NP Aerospace has delivered 150,000 body armour plates and various life saving equipment including ballistic helmets and armoured vehicles.
- Since February 2022, Canada has committed over $2.4 billion in military assistance donations to Ukraine. Canada is committed to providing Ukraine with as much as it takes, for as long as it takes.
- The UK is the second largest donor, having committed £4.6bn in military assistance to Ukraine so far, including £2.3bn in 2022 and a commitment to match that funding in 2023.