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Art exhibition to mark war centenary An installation at the silence exhibition

Monday 28th of April 2014

Degree students from Batley School of Art will mark the centenary of World War I with an exhibition at Dewsbury Museum.

BA (Hons) Fine Art for Design will be showcasing their annual work in progress exhibition from May 2nd to September 21st.

The works take their inspiration from war poetry and literature, communication methods, contemplative and commemorative remembrance, camouflage and the solemnity of trenches as a place of vulnerability.

The title of the exhibition – S I L E N C E - aims to echo the respectful practice of observing silence on Armistice Day.

Course Leader Eve Gray said: “The students decided to acknowledge World War I in its centenary year, after spending time at the memorial in the grounds of the museum. The names of lives lost inspired their thematic approach.

“Their work ranges in both format and content and provides a quiet, intelligent and respectful recognition of the price of freedom. The research conducted by the students has been fascinating and the subsequent works are both contemplative and inventive in their scope and acknowledgement of World War I.”.

The exhibition at the museum in Crow Nest Park will also feature uniform sculpture by artist Paddy Hartley from his WW1 Gillies Archives series 'Project Facade'.



Batley School of Art Silence exhibition