To mark the centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele, artist James Bloomfield has been resident at Salford Museum & Art Gallery and the Working Class Movement Library. Delving into this fabulous rich archive, Bloomfield has created a truly special piece of work that engages with the audience directly and asks us to look at our history and the global legacy of the war to end all wars. The outcome of this research is the creation of 226 commemorative ceramic plates. The plates reference each conflict and the number of fatalities for that conflict. Instead of being in display cases or on the gallery walls, the plates will be placed into service in the Museum cafe, presenting the findings of Bloomfield's research directly to visitors. The plates will be used as part of the regular dinner service at Salford Museum & Art Gallery's bustling café and in Ordsall Hall's coffee shop.
Open until 10th November.