Remembrance exhibition opens at Barry’s Art Central gallery

An art exhibition to commemorate 100 years since the end of the First World War is on display at Art central Gallery.

 

  • Wednesday, 14 November 2018

    Vale of Glamorgan



This exhibition features artwork by Charles Burton, photography by Peter Cattrell and written work from Professor Tony Curtis.

 

The free exhibition will run at Barry's gallery until Saturday 1 December.

 

The Vale Council's Armed Forces Champion, Cllr. Janice Charles, officially opened the exhibition, which included haunting monochrome prints of Cattrell and the powerful Ambulance Men pieces of Burton.

 

Councillor Janice Charles, Armed Forces Champion for the Vale of Glamorgan

Council, said:

 

“I am overwhelmed by the passion shown in the work made by these artists and the feelings that they stir in us as we remember those who gave, fought and lost their lives and those

who survived living with the aftermath of the traumatic memories of the war.”

 

 

Tony Curtis

 

 

Charles Burton's paintings depict the "ordinary people" of the war, including Red Cross ambulance men, whilst Peter Cattrell's imagery of the trenches, tree lines and barbed wire presents a haunting landscape. 

 

The gallery will also welcome Professor Tony Curtis on Thursday 22 November as he presents "From Pembrokeshire to Passchendaele and Perth: My Family in the Great War."

 

Art Central will also play host to a discussion with Scottish photographer, Peter Cattrell, on Monday 3 December.

 

Cattrell will talk about his career in photography, including the haunting images of ‘Echoes of the Great War’.

 

Remembrance exhibition opens