Students Artwork Inspired by Knowsley ARK WW2 Camps Exhibition

Last month three Knowsley College Art & Design students took part in in an exhibition aiming to commemorate and inform viewers about the two Prisoner of War and Internment camps that were situated in the local area.

Knowsley ARK Exhibition

Students Abi Berry, Amanda Stewart and Jack Carroll all worked with the Archival Resources for Knowsley (ARK), interviewing the last surviving member of the camps as well as people with connections or memories relating to the history of the camps.

Knowsley ARK - KCC Students

Along with a local artist students used the information gathered from real life experiences, artefacts from the archive and old found letters & imagery to each create an artwork they felt encapsulated the spirit of the exhibition. The students also helped the team at ARK (Archive Resource Knowsley) to curate the exhibition which was opened in conjunction with activities from local schools on the 29th June. The exhibition is still on so if you get a chance to, head down to Knowsley Library and check out our students pieces in the project.

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