Between the Lines

Between the Lines

About the "Between the Lines" blog

Our latest exhibition "Between the Lines" reflects our response to the commemoration of the 1914-18 conflict.

This blog will focus on stories behind the work by the E.A.S.T artists as well as looking at other artistic and cultural commemorations around the UK that relate to WWI.

Artistic differences

Artist storiesPosted by Janette Tue, October 07, 2014 20:35:58
For the final round up of the EAST artists' work for Between the Lines we look at two very different sides of WW1.

It is is difficult for many of us to imagine what went through the minds of ordinary people signing up to fight for their own country, but what would it have felt like to fight for a country the other side of the world. Melinda Berkovitz spent her early life the other side of the world so it was particularly appropriate for her to consider the reasons behind why indigenous Australians came to fight for a country they would never have previously seen. Without support from other countries, and this also included China, India and the West Indies, the outcome of the war could have been very different - but were those fighting adequately rewarded for the sacrifices they made?

This brings us back to where we started - with poetry, and also writers and artists. Susan Canfield has explored how artists of all three disciplines responded to the the effects of war but also how the government used art as a tool for propaganda. Susan has explored the work of TS Eliot, Vera Brittain, Paul Nash and Dylan Thomas amongst others.

Between the Lines opens tomorrow at the Knitting and Stitching Show, Alexandra Palace, London and will continue until Sunday. It will also be on display at the Harrogate Show in November before moving to other venues around the country.

In London we are in the West Hall Corridor - just past where you hand your ticket in.

Hopefully we will see you there.

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