Camaraderie, HLF Veterans Project
Funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). Camaraderie is an arts and heritage project that has encouraged participants to creatively explore collections held at Glamorgan Archives to further their knowledge of the First World War, through the lens of well-being. The aim was to enable participants to discover aspects of WW1 history with which they share a personal connection and to have encouraged them to develop a greater sense of its impact on their life experience.
An exhibition and celebration evening was held on the 9th of November 2018. Participants had the chance to sit with a cup of tea and contemplate the artworks produced as part of the project & engage with a conceptual reflection of the impact of WW1 and return to Civvy Street. This journey is echoed through an array of artwork and movement, offering both a modern perception and historic account.
The exhibition a mixture of artwork, dance, digital storytelling and art installation represents a journey of difficult times; a shared experience, and in a psychological sense; a containment of emotions.
Artis Community would like to thank the following people and organisations:
Heritage Lottery Fund & Lottery players
Commissioning producer – David Jones DJ Associates
Rhiannon Gray – Lead Artist
Pontypridd High School Staff and students
Andy Foster John – Veteran Engagement
Alabare Homes for Veterans – Veterans and Staff
Crafty Cuppa Participants & Tutor Rhian Anderson
Arts 4 You Participants
Glamorgan Archives & Staff
Artis Community Volunteers & Staff
Brian Vaughn & Bernard Lowery
Digital Storytelling interviews
Dancers: Edie Massey & Lexi Ahearn
Tutor & Choreographer: Aisling Baxter
Music: Rowan Talbot
Music: Steph McNicholas & Sue Scott