Flagship was responsible for devising a media communications programme linked to the production of five monumental paintings. The canvases, which took more than two years to complete, depict episodes in, arguably, Britain’s most famous maritime victory. They are based on even larger tapestries which hung in the Palace of Westminster for more than 200 years before being consumed by fire in the mid-19th century.
Flagship was charged with securing media coverage throughout the project – from the arrival of the huge blank canvasses at the artist’s ‘bespoke’ studio, through the gradual development of the paintings and concluding with their unveiling in early summer 2010.
The project was covered extensively, at all stages, in national newspapers and periodicals, on national and local radio, on UK television, in international print and online media, and in specialist art and history journals.