War & Conflict, Poetry & Peace as part of Wilfred Owen Festival
15th September – 11th November
Saturday 3rd November, 12 noon.
Eileen will read and perform poems of conflict and sorrow, war and destruction but she will also speak of the joy of peace and those things that bring light and hope into even the darkest of places.
An exhibition of remembrance and commemoration to mark the centenary of Wilfred Owen’s death and armistice day. Artwork inspired by conflict and peace.
Conflict and Redemption – Eileen Harrisson
Eileen’s work, in this exhibition and for her PhD, is centred around the theme of conflict, local and global, past and present, and conflict resolution. She approaches the subject through the prism of her experiences of the Troubles in Northern Ireland, first expressed creatively through her poems on the Troubles and she is currently exploring how the symbiotic relationship between stitch, sound and word can be used as vehicle to express the tragedy and horror of conflict and its counterpart, healing.
Featuring The Picturemakers
Spring Offensive – Dennis May
As part of a Shropshire Exhibition Trail curated by Shrewsbury Heritage, a series of Dennis May prints inspired by Wilfred Owen’s poems are on display throughout Shropshire.
For a full location list visit: Shrewsbury Heritage
On display in the Willow : Dennis May. Spring Offensive. Print
Syrian Dogs of War – Michele Coxon
My ceramic sculpture was made after the terrible chemical attack on Douma in Syria in 2013.
Michele Coxon. Syrian Dogs on War (Detail). Ceramic.
WAR IN PIECES – David Bannister
A short video on the theme of War and Peace. The original artwork was completed on long scrolls of paper and depicted scenes and imagery drawn from a variety of media sources. The completed work has been directed and produced by the artist and is a short commentary on war, conflict and remembrance.
Wilfred Owen Proposals – Jas Davidson, Judy Grieves, Bob knowles & George Triggs
A group of proposals for the Wilfred Owen memorial from local artists.
George Triggs. Wax process trial.
Photography by Chris Baker
Bristol F2B – Jim Heath
Plywood cutout painted with Acrylic paint
Located on Gallery Exterior, viewed from Willow Street.