11th November saw a heart warming tribute to those who served for their country in WW1 and WW2 alongside present service people in what has been described as a “remarkable evening’ and an “amazing artwork” projected onto the facade of St Annes Church in Chasetown. Here you can see the film made as it was shown at the final Son-et-lumiere event. Film by artist collaboration ‘Luxmuralis’.
The project consisted of workshop sessions that enabled members of Burntwood parish to engage with local artists. The workshops were held at the local Library. Members of the public were invited to attend workshops to share their images and stories of their ancestors who fought in the war and to remember their local community history.
Working with local artists the images received were turned into a spectacular film. The event saw the artwork projected onto the façade of st Annes Church as well as showing images inside and was free for the community to attend. 300 people participated with the project and the church had over 200 people through their doors on the night of the event. The projection event / installation – saw the creation of 5 independent projected works centred around a 20 min film created from inmates of the local services. The event also saw over 350 local peoples faces included in a revolving work inside the Church. Here is the final film created which was shown at the free event. Copyright belongs to Luxmuralis.
The event was supported by Staffordshire County Council Art Grants Fund and Burntwood Business Community.