Other Worlds - the final exhibition
Works by four artists and four servicemen exploring the world of the soldier
Rfn. Adam Davies Fran Donovan WO2 John Galletly
SAC Joe Heard
Richard Hoare C/Sgt. Barry John MBE* Prudence Maltby Jeff Walker
* Winner of the Armed Forces Art Society’s 2011 Templer Award
Salisbury Library & Galleries
Salisbury SP1 1BL
Saturday 1 October to Saturday 26 November 2011
Open Monday 10-7, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday 9-7,
Thursday & Saturday 9-5
SAC Joe Heard – Detail from ‘Block’
Other Worlds is an inspirational community arts project supported by the Heritage Lottery
Fund. The concept was originated with the intention of giving the general public an insight
into the little understood world of the men and women of our Armed Forces.
This unique show, marking the culmination of the project, is the result of a two-phase
programme designed for four volunteer servicemen. After six months of sessions in which
they explored and developed their foundation art skills, the servicemen were carefully
matched up on a one-to-one basis with four practising artists for mentoring sessions. These
are aimed at taking the particular artistic interests of each individual forward, and exploring
the artists’ and servicemen’s different experiences of conflict – both in its military sense and
in its wider meaning.
This exhibition throws light on the experience of the serving soldier in modern British
society and on the interface between military and civilian worlds by offering art created by
the servicemen in collaboration with their mentors, alongside the practising artists’ own
responses to the project. It tells the story, not so much of the direct experience of conflict
itself, as of the hidden facets of our servicemen’s physical and emotional lives, whether on
tour of duty or in civilian life. The result is one expressive, resounding voice concerned with
the many faces of conflict.
Showing will be up to 40 pieces of work exploring various mediums including oil on canvas,
drawing and sculpture.
The exhibition will tour in 2012.
The Other Worlds Project
Other Worlds started in July 2010. It has comprised a series of unique exhibitions by
practising artists exploring the theme of conflict; arts skills workshops and professional
mentoring for active service personnel; and a major schools project. With the war
continuing in Afghanistan, and many soldiers deployed on the frontline, this project has
served both to provide servicemen and women and their families with the opportunity to
use the visual arts to tell their story, leaving a permanent legacy for others to see; and to
provide the general public with a window on the world of our service personnel and a
greater understanding of their experiences.
Please visit the ‘Other Worlds’ blog for more information:
The ‘Other Worlds’ project is supported and led by:
The John Creasey Museum
Registered Charity 309535
For more information or images, or to arrange an interview with the artists and servicemen, please
contact Pru Maltby on 01722 341235, or by e mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.