‘Remembrance Field’ is a large scale photographic art installation presented in St Mary the Virgin Church, Shrewsbury. It was created by artist Carl Jaycock who has spent the last two years researching and developing the project. “I was initially inspired by the stories of some of the soldiers’ acts of bravery from WW1, I found them very moving and after researching my own family connections to the army I was on the path to developing the idea”, he said.
The installation consists of prints formed into tubes which parody the shell cases that were made in their millions by munitions workers. On these “shells” the viewer sees thousands of faces of men and women whose lives were touched by the war. The installation flows from the First World War remembrance altar and wraps itself around the commemorative chapel. Carl says “St Marys church is a perfect setting… a lovely way to see the ‘Remembrance Field’ installation is around midday onwards when the sun shines through the stained glass window, little shimmers of colour flicker through the installation, its really amazing and I didn’t plan that little detail.”
The exhibition runs from 28th July 2015 until Friday 11th September 2015. Monday to Saturday 10.00am – 4.00pm. Entry is free.
Carl Jaycock will be available every Tuesday at the installation to talk about his art from 10.30-12.30 throughout the exhibition. Remembrance Field will be accompanied by a free artist talk on Saturday 15th August at 2.00pm, Carl will talk about the installation and share an informal look his public/art practice.