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Flowers of War

Royal West of England Academy invites you to the opening of Flowers of War;

A collaborative commemorative enamel art work.

Opening, 5.30-7.30pm Thursday 29 March,

Exhibition 29 March – 29 April, 2018

Royal West of England Academy, Bristol http://www.flowersofwar.org

A collaborative work, Flowers of War is inspired by World War One stories and artefacts gathered from local communities and museums. It considers the many ways people reflect upon the past. More stories will be collected and artworks created to add to the wreath. This exhibition presents the wreath for the first time in the United Kingdom. The work will continue to grow and be presented in other locations internationally until 2019.

Kirsten Haydon (NZ), Elizabeth Turrell RWA (UK), Neal Haslem (AUST)

This project is supported by

Royal West of England Academy

WW1 Co-Commissioning fund Creative New Zealand.

RMIT University, Australia



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Back from the Front

Art, Memory and the Aftermath of War

Shock and Awe; Contemporary Artists at War and Peace

Royal West of England Academy, Queen’s Road, Bristol BS8 1PX

Sharples, Winterstoke & Milner Galleries from 16 July – 17



ET. RWA Marker detail3September 2014.

Back From the Front is part of the Bristol 2014 100th anniversary of the beginning of The Great War, and 75th anniversary of the Second World War.

The following artists have been invited to exhibit in the Sharples Gallery as part of Shock and Awe installation.

Stephen Bottomley – UK

Michael Brennan-Wood -UK

Kathleen Browne – USA

Helen Carnac – UK

George Coutouvidis – South Africa

Susan Cross – UK

Bettina Dittlmann – Germany

Tamar de Vries Winter – Israel/UK

Robert Ebendorf – USA

Kirsten Haydon – NZ/AUS

Rolf Lindner – Germany

Elizabeth Turrell -UK

Jessica Turrell – UK

Jonathan Ward – UK

‘The making of badges, medals and regalia, gives artists a means of portable communication: including subversive messages, pleas for peace, and satirical images’.

Elizabeth Turrell RWA

Curator Elizabeth Turrell has brought invited artists, designers, jewellers and makers together. The contributors are international, with representation from the United Kingdom, the United States, Germany, New Zealand, South Africa, and Israel. These artists work in a variety of media, including vitreous enamel, metal and textile. Turrell has been collaborating with majority of the exhibitors for over a decade.


For the artists, this was an opportunity to address the profound influence of remembrance and conflict through the making of a range of work that encourages narrative and remembrance.


The works take the form of badges or medals, wall panels and small installations that are effective methods of silent communication. The pieces examine powerful themes of war and conflict: some are political or anti-war statements others are peace medals. The artists addressed a range of conflicts: the human cost of contemporary conflict is the subject matter of a number of the pieces, while others commemorate more personal family wartime history.

The collection includes many new works, created especially for this exhibition marking the centenary of the start of the First World War.


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