Priory art installation commemorates World War I anniversary

7th November 2018 12:02pm - Return to press releases

Priory art installation commemorates World War I anniversary

Former and current students from East Riding College in Bridlington banded together with members of the Gateway Club from Priory View Adult Day Care Centre to create an art installation which is on show at Bridlington Priory as part of Remembrance Day and the marking of the centenary of the First World War. 

The installation is entitled Journey’s End after the play by R.C. Sherriff which is set in the trenches towards the end of the First World War.

 The installation is made up of three uniforms which were made by students from the ‘BA (Hons) Historical & Performance Costume’ at Scarborough TEC.  An ex-student of East Riding College in Bridlington, Chloe Frampton and her course mates Daisy Ann Young and Daryl Ann Young loaned the evocative costumes to the exhibit.  They were made for a brief based on the play and the students developed the uniforms by studying the characters in the play.

The paper poppies which adorn the display were made by members of the Tuesday Gateway Club at Priory View and the level three Art & Design Students of East Riding College.

 Chloe Frampton who studied at East Riding College before moving onto the costuming course said, “We made the costumes for a brief set at college.  We designed them for the characters in the play, right down to incorporating what would be in each soldier’s pockets, such as cigarette tins, notes from family etc.  The play got us to feel the emotions of the soldiers.

 “We are all overwhelmed with our work being in the Priory. The display is stunning and the kind people who made the poppies did an amazing job.” 

 The installation sits alongside Remembering the Fallen 1914-1918: The Great War Heroes of Bridlington, the Priory’s memorial to the fallen soldiers from the town.  It features 335 individual silhouettes of the fallen, many of whom would have known the sound of the Priory bells and sat in the pews of the church before.