Producing work for an EAST exhibition is not just about research, trials and samples, making the item and putting it on display. Sometimes the work can have a life after the last exhibition is packed away. I find it particularly gratifying to hear that something EAST created has become the inspiration for someone else. For the work made for Between the Lines it is particularly pleasing to hear that the research itself continues to be useful.
This has been the case with regard to the information sheet I produced on the Lady Smith-Dorrien’s Hospital Bag Fund. I had used this to make my work, shown above when the exhibition visited Landmark Arts Centre, Teddington. Now the research is going to be part of a museum display.
From 4th December this year, and for six weeks only, Bath Medical Museum will be recreating a WWI war hospital – looking at how the inpatients (soldiers) were ‘entertained’ over the Christmas period. Instead of focusing on the grimmer aspects of war the exhibition will use anecdotal stories on the themes of food, entertainment, gifts, decorations, celebrations, etc. They will look at how local people provided plum puddings, knitted goods and filling crackers.
In addition, on the opening day (6.12.17) there will be a lecture by Dr Roger Rolls on the history of the Bath Mineral Hospital during the war. The exhibition continues until 6 January 2018.
For more information visit the Bath Hospital Museum website. Please note that the museum, which is run entirely by volunteers is open Mondays to Wednesdays (2pm to 4pm) and Fridays (10am to 12 noon).
More information about Lady Smith-Dorrien’s Hospital Bag Fund can be found by following the link from my page – HERE.
E.A.S.T packed their work up and it is now safely at our new exhibition venue. The team will be at Landmark Arts Centre
, in Teddington in South West London tomorrow to get our exhibition Between the Lines
ready for display. The exhibition will be open from Wednesday 15 June to Sunday 10 July 2016.
In celebration we have created this new blog site – so if you followed us on our old site, you need to change your bookmarks. The old blog can still be accessed but will not be updated now. You can visit it here
Alongside the exhibition we have three very special events:
On Saturday 18 June 2016, Libby and her helper June will be running a workshop at Landmark Arts Centre called Lines of Communication. Attendees will be shown how to create a mixed media panel with text, envelopes and ephemera. Tickets were still available when we spoke to Landmark Arts recently and you do need to book in advance. Although developed from our WW1 themed exhibition this workshop relates to themes of identity and text – so you can create your own very personal small panel. Only £45 – contact Landmark Arts Centre direct to make a booking – call 020 8977 7558.
On Tuesday 21 June 2016, Susan and Janette, assisted by Carol, will be talking about the Between the Lines project. Giving an insight into the stories behind the work and some of the techniques used. There is a charge of £5 but that includes the talk and tea.
On Sunday 26 June 2016, several members of the E.A.S.T group will be running a family drop in workshop – suitable for anyone aged from 3 to 93 (or over). All materials will be supplied and the event is free, from 12 noon until 4pm. Stay for a few minutes or a couple of hours. No need to book. The event is running at the same time as the Teddington Fair
– so plenty to see and do on the day.