Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Another Day another Exhibition

Some are quite pleased that this exhibition is one put on by the lassies of E.A.S.T.  These girls offer high quality arty embroidery, if that is the right word. This show concerns the Great War and features their reactions to what they have investigated regarding the war.

It is I must say a very high standard, these are not amateur operators.  This exhibition has been shown in several places and is touring the world, quite rightly too.  Pictures, items such as the one shown, books and larger artworks complete the display.

One of the poppies that were planted in the moat around the Tower of London forms part of the show.

Some copy the style of the period and these represent the type of souvenirs sent home by soldiers based in France and Flanders.  These are somewhat bigger than the postcards sent by the troops however and several find a place on the walls.

Of course I don't always know what exactly the works represent, like this one for instance!

On sale we have items made by the artists, several little boxes such as this one, postcards, gift cards of various sorts and these will sell very well, in spite of the prices!

Close inspection reveals the words on these items.  Some make for very interesting reading.

I particularly like the medicine box complete with bandages, medical equipment and rats!



the fly in the web said...

My mother still has some of these 'souvenir from France' items...she had them from her mother whose brother sent them her.

Jenny Woolf said...

Looks amazing. I would certainly go and see it! I have one of those postcards with embroidery on it dating from the Great War period.

Carol said...

I think I would enjoy that exhibition.

Lee said...

And still no ham...just rats! Rats!

Adullamite said...

Fly, aye, I suspect they have never been touched.

Jenny, You will love it. Look it up they may well be in London on this tour.

Carol, You would, the standards are very high!

Lee, You can eat the rats.....

Lee said...

I could, but I won't.

Lady Di Tn said...

Looks like an interesting collection. Peace