Art Central Remembers the Great War


Published 06 November 2014


From Monday 17 November, the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s esteemed art gallery, Art Central, is proudly hosting an exhibition of remembrance marking the 100 year anniversary since the beginning of World War I.


The exhibition will provide a variety of interesting, stimulating and thought-provoking exhibits, including work by a selection of artists, local stories that include artist Suzanne Grover who is showing a triptych of her family members in tribute to the Great War, together with an interactive display by the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) entitled ‘Hope in the Great War’, all transporting the viewer back in time to one hundred years ago.


Jon-Poutney-photoAmong the artists will be Cardiff based photographer Jon Poutney, who will be showing monochrome photographs of First Word War memorials and monuments from across the Vale of Glamorgan. Poutney has photographed these iconic memorials using a 1930’s German ‘Voigtlander’ camera, gifted to his grandfather by an Italian prisoner of war during World War II. The camera produces beautiful nostalgic photographs that create a reflective and invaluable visual story for many years to come.


Accompanying Poutney will be Welsh ceramicist Tracey Baker. Taking inspiration from the war horses used in battle during World War I, Baker creates hauntingly beautiful and captivating sculptural artworks that stir and move the viewer.


The RNLI ‘Hope in the Great War’ exhibition tells the story of six heroic rescues. The display places the viewer in the shoes of those living along the UK and Irish coast, with family friendly, interactive displays. All ages will be captivated by the stimulating and illuminating displays, whilst learning about the heritage of the local and surrounding area.


The exhibition ‘Remembering the Great War’ will be on display at Art Central from Monday 17 November 2014 until 3 January 2015. The exhibition offers an opportunity to take time to reflect on and remember those lives affected by the Great War spanning 1914 to 1918.


The Gallery is open to the public from 10am to 4pm Monday to Saturday, and entry is free.


Further information about this and future exhibitions at Art Central can be found at, Enjoy, Arts & Culture, or by calling Arts Development on 01446 709805 / 709496.