A Graphic War began life as a conversation between Ian Kirkpatrick and myself. We discussed how we might investigate graphic design in the First World War in a creative and engaging way.
Our plans were realised when Ian was able to become of the Leverhulme Trust’s Artists-in-Residence, funding a trail of sculptures around Leeds City Centre. We wanted people to encounter contemporary art and the First World War in new spaces and places and to take the collections outside the museum.
By putting art inspired by the museum collection right at the centre of life in Leeds, we hoped to reach new audiences. We wanted to create eye-catching works that allowed viewers to peel back layers of meaning, or just enjoy in their own right. Continue reading »