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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

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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.

http://www.rwa.org.uk/whats-on/exhibitions/2014/07/shock-and-awe/

Shadow Bowl

Shadow and Line
Gallery Exhibition
Nine talented and extraordinary makers exhibit work as part of the Select Festival 2014.
Caroline Bartlett-textiles
Linda Brassington-textiles
Peter Archer – turned wooden vessels
Keith Varney- porcelain
Elizabeth Turrell- enamel
Jilly Morris – textiles & mixed media
Penelope Jordan – textiles
Joy Merron – textiles
Hilary Bower – textiles and mixed media

Museum in the Park,
Stroud,
GL5 4AF
Tel: +44 (0)1453 751056
info@stroudsit.org
http://www.sitselect.org

Shadow book 2nd series

Work in progress April 2014

Work in progress
April 2014

For Shadow and Line exhibition

For Shadow and Line exhibition

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