The Wedgwood Museum at World of Wedgwood will be hosting Resonance – an exhibition of First World War objects, documents and archives, which forms part of the national commemoration of the centenary of the First World War – from 1st – 31st March.
Resonance features new ceramic work by Stephen Dixon and complimentary photography and film by Johnny Magee alongside objects and documents from museum and archive collections across Staffordshire. All of the works in the exhibition combine to consider ways in which the Great War affected the Staffordshire home front and examine themes of absence, loss, heroism and humanity.
Heather Broadhurst, General Manager at World of Wedgwood, said:
“Some incredible and fascinating works form part of Resonance. Stephen Dixon’s new ceramic pieces have been inspired by examples of Crested China, a form of Staffordshire souvenir-ware that was popular during the First World War. John Magee has taken postcards, letters and documents from the period and re-imagined them using digital film and photographic processes. Collectively the pieces in the exhibition provide an illuminating insight into the impact the Great War had on Staffordshire and its people.”
Resonance will be in place in the Wedgwood Museum from March 1st – 31st. Admission prices are £7.50 for adults and £3.75 for children.
The exhibition has been developed by the Staffordshire Museums Consortium with funding from Arts Council England’s Grants for the Arts fund.