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Craft and Conflict

Posted September 13, 2014 12:00 am by admin under Exhibition Featured

Craft and Conflict brings together both contemporary and historical items that commemorate and explore the themes of war and remembrance.

13 September 2014 - 22 November 2014

Elizabeth Turrell, Back to the Front, Photograph (detail) © The Artist

Elizabeth Turrell, Back to the Front, Photograph
(detail) © The Artist

Craft and Conflict brings together both contemporary and historical items that commemorate and explore the themes of war and remembrance. Included in the exhibition are examples of how local companies and their workforces assisted with the war effort during the First World War, by fabricating items such as grenades, helmets and even service vehicles.

Also on display are examples of work by contemporary craft makers who explore themes of conflict and peace, addressing the human aspect of war and the importance of remembering past conflicts.

The exhibition includes contemporary work by the following makers:

Sonja Andrew
Janet Bevan
Nicola Bartholomew
Michael Brennand-Wood
Elizabeth Brickell
Lin Cheung
Annelise Hofmyer
Interlace (Ruth Singer and Bethany Walker)
Al Johnson
Matthew David Marsh
Iona Mc Cuaig
Jacky Oliver
Betty Pepper
Annabel Rainbow
Catherine Russell
Shelanu
Helen Snell
Naomi Symmonds
David Turner
Elizabeth Turrell
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Wolverhampton
West Midlands
WV14 7LU