Exhibitions

Graham Gingles WW1 Commemorative Project

Date
Jul 04 2014 - Aug 17 2014
View as map

Contact details

Address

MAC 10 Exchange Street West,
T: 028 9023 5053
E: info@themaclive.com

The starting point for Graham Gingles WW1 commemorative project was the simple act of the MAC ...

The starting point for Graham Gingles WW1 commemorative project was the simple act of the MAC gifting a decorative brass box to the artist, the same brass box sent by Princess Mary to members of the British, Colonial and Indian Armed Forces at Christmas in 1914.

The project is entitled "At times like these men were wishing they were all kinds of insects."

The title of the work is taken from the War Diaries of Robert McGookin from Larne, Northern Ireland who spoke of the men's wish whilst under shell fire to become like insects like a worm burrowing into the trenches.

Co-commissioned by 14-18 NOW, WW1 Centenary Art Commissions, supported by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund.