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Year 6 Visit Tunbridge Wells Art Exhibition

Posted: 15th October 2014 | Category: Year 6

On Friday 10th October Year 6 travelled to Tunbridge Wells to visit Jane Churchill’s wonderful exhibition.

In July 1917, Lieut. W.G. Hicks was killed in France. He left behind a life in Kent and a fiancée, Jessie, to whom he never returned. This immersive installation, almost 100 years later, uncovers the traces of his memory and tells glimpses of their story through artworks, objects and artefacts.

This was an incredibly moving experience for all of us and we were also lucky enough to have Jane Churchill – the artist and creator of the exhibition – there to take us through the wonderful story of Will and his fiancée, Jessie. She showed us how she uncovered this man’s life and love from just a few surviving objects.

One recurring theme in the exhibition was moths: their delicacy; fragility; transient nature and beauty was a connecting factor in the story of the men who died in the War. Jane helped the children create some wonderful artwork and their ‘moths’ will form part of the last stage of this exhibition: “Two Worlds – Legacy”

This exhibition will be on at Trinity Theatre Gallery until November 15th and we are hoping to visit again after half term to see our moths on display.

If you have the chance, we strongly recommend you visit this exhibition as it proved to be a very poignant, yet hugely enjoyable experience for us.

Kate Alexander and Year 6

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