Artist Workshop with James Bloomfield

Commemorative plates
Date and time: 
Monday, 3 July 2017 - 10:00am (This is a daily event)
No booking required
Suitable for: 

James Bloomfield will be working in the café at Salford Museum and Art Gallery for a week and is inviting you to come and create the artwork!

We are looking for volunteers to drop in and help decorate the commemorative plates, which will go into service as part of the art installation. No need to book, just pop down and join in.

Workshops available from Monday 3 to Friday 7 July, 10am to 3pm.

Art installation information

To mark the centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele, artist James Bloomfield has been resident at Salford Museum & Art Gallery and the Working Class Movement Library. Delving into this fabulous rich archive, Bloomfield has created a truly special piece of work that engages with the audience directly and asks us to look at our history and the global legacy of the war to end all wars.

The outcome of this research is the creation of 226 commemorative ceramic plates. The plates reference each conflict and the number of fatalities for that conflict. Instead of being in display cases or on the gallery walls, the plates will be placed into service in the Gallery Cafe, presenting the findings of Bloomfield’s research directly to visitors.

View full exhibition listing and press release.