Batley Art Gallery exhibit to take a different look at WW1
An exhibition at the Batley Art Gallery is to commemorate the First World War by showcasing works some may find ‘out of the ordinary’.
The ‘Lines of Conflict’ exhibition, opening on 6 September, will look at the war from many different perspectives including peace and renewal with symbolic depictions of poppy fields and even visual analogies of disfigurement.
Members of the Yorkshire Sculptors Group will also be showcasing pieces alongside invited artists including members of the Oakwell Art Group.
In total, work from 20 artists will be on display.
Examples of work will include Terence Hammill’s series of drawings entitled ‘Mugshots,’ which explores how far an image can be ‘disfigured’ without losing its identity.
Also on display will be Linda Thompson’s sculptural works that reflect the fragile vulnerability of children and family within a bombardment situation.
In one piece, the names of individuals who died in the bombardment of Scarborough are written within a fractured doll’s head.
Other artists displaying works include Richard Yeoman, Ruth Robson, John Chamberlain, Victoria Ferrand Scott, Paul Healy and Andrew Pert.
The ‘Lines of Conflict’ exhibition opens from 6 September to 18 October.