Localism and legacy: WW1 in Faversham

Williams, C. (2016) Localism and legacy: WW1 in Faversham. [Show/Exhibition]

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Abstract

Group exhibition at the Fleur de Lys Gallery, Faversham, 10-13 Preston Street, Faversham ME13 8NS, 6 - 28th August 2016.

A series of works in response to the WW1 archive in the Fleur De Lys Museum, curated by to be exhibited with works by Colin Priest, Sara Trillo, Tim Meacham, John Dargan.

Responding specifically to the photographic archive, I made a series of paintings of small groups of people from snapshots taken at a recruiting event in Faversham, where I live. I added a painting made from a photograph dating from the 1950s, of my wife's grandfather, former mayor Harry Knowles in conversation.

The texts resist ideas of heroism, sacrifice and apocalypse associated with WW1 by addressing ideas of continuity and family resemblance.

The written text, which I authored, is also available spoken by my brother-in-law Alexis Latham, whose grandfather features in the work.

Item Type: Show/Exhibition
Subjects: N Fine Arts
N Fine Arts > N Visual arts
N Fine Arts > N Visual arts > N0400 Art museums, galleries, etc.
N Fine Arts > N Visual arts > N4390 Exhibitions
N Fine Arts > N Visual arts > N5300 History
N Fine Arts > N Visual arts > N0061 Theory. Philosophy. Aesthetics of the visual arts
N Fine Arts > N Visual arts > N0081 Study and teaching. Research
N Fine Arts > N Visual arts > N8700 Art and the state. Public art
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Media Art and Design
Depositing User: Mr Charles Williams
Date Deposited: 11 Aug 2017 11:39
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2017 11:39
URI: https://create.canterbury.ac.uk/id/eprint/16181

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