Artist hails impact of poignant Armistice Day display in Burntwood

An artist says a tribute to the fallen in Burntwood on Armistice Day produced a “wondeful reaction” from local people.

A projection of names is beamed onto the side of St Anne's Church

A projection of names is beamed onto the side of St Anne’s Church

St Anne’s Church provided the canvas for a light and sound display featuring the images of local people who had served during wartime.

Peter Walker, who was one of those behind the project, said it had provided a poignant tribute to to the fallen.

Artist Peter Walker

Artist Peter Walker

“This was a great opportunity for our artistic team to develop a series of artworks created from the memories and images of local people to pay tribute to our men and women of the Armed Forces on Armistice Day,” he said.

“We had a fantastic audience from all generations and many tears and smiles and memories were shared on the night.

“There was a wonderful reaction throughout and a great atmosphere generated in St Anne’s as people shared memories and enjoyed the artwork”

The event included two exterior and three interior projections and featured the pictures of more than 300 local people.

Mr Walker is behind a number of local artworks, including the SCAMP mining monument at Sankey’s Corner.

And he believes there is a value in producing work for local residents.

“Art plays an important part in our daily lives and is the perfect way to bring people together,” he said. “The team are excited to be planning many more such events in the local area.”

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1 Comment

  1. Steve

    14th November, 2015 at 6:00 pm

    This was incredible. Moving, dignified and atmospheric tribute. Mr Walker is incredibly able, and Burntwood should be proud of its talented son. I hope Peter can do more work of this kind in the Town.