On The Old Barbed Wire – Pontefract Museum

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These textile pieces were designed for Pontefract Museum and Faceless Arts to mark to the centenary of the start of WW1.

The pieces were assembled from silk paintings produced in workshops by people of all ages from Pontefract.

The room they were to be displayed in was 8m across. 8m was also the shortest recorded distance between two trenches belonging to opposing forces in WW1.

I enjoy exploring the relationship between textile pieces and sculpture. In this instance, the size of the room was vital to the experience of the piece as it gave a sense of scale and distance. The addition of artefacts from the museum collection and a soundscape by Charlie Wells helped to create an immersive 3D experience.

The final banners were assembled by artists Helen Thomas and Stephanie James.

The Great War Inspires by Faceless Arts @ Pontefract Museum (5)The Great War Inspires by Faceless Arts @ Pontefract Museum (3).jpgUnderneath the Old Barbed Wire, Pontefract Town Hall.The Great War Inspires by Faceless Arts @ Pontefract Museum (4).jpg

 

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