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Falklands/Malvinas, Graffti, Soul, Traces, I by Elaine Shemilt


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Falklands/Malvinas, Graffti, Soul, Traces, I
In 'Ajax Bay' in the Falkland Islands, there is a derelict building which was used as the field hospital during the 1982 war. Despite some very heavy bombardment no lives were lost and many lives were saved, both British and Argentineans a gentle irony in a terrible war. On the several occasions that I have been to the Falkland Islands I have visited Ajax Bay. Each time I have felt that the ghost of myself twenty years ago was hunting those ruins. My sons have now reached the age when many of those young men involved in the fighting lost their lives.
Artist:Elaine Shemilt
Artwork type:Iris print
Material:Ink on Somerset Paper
Measurements:Paper size 30" x 44" or 760 x 1120 (image size approx. 20" x 16")
Technique:photography and digital layering/manipulation
Location:Dundee, Scotland
Culture:The Falkland Islands, 1982/2002-11-07
Rights owner:Elaine Shemilt
Rights status:UK HE use only
Institution:Dundee - Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art
Notes:MA (Royal College of Art) F.R.S.A. Shackleton Scholar.

Traces of Conflict are still evident in the Falkland Islands. The Anglo/Agentinean War and the contrast of past and present is intrinsic in this series of prints.

This work along with an interactive computer generated multimedia film, is the culmination of a three year project undertaken by a group of artists from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design. The exhibition was shown at the Imperial War Museum, London.

[data entered under institution] Duncan of Jordanston College of Art and Design, a faculty of the University of Dundee is one of the UK's leading centres for the promotion of contemporary printmaking and the development of new printmaking techniques alongside traditional methods of printmaking.

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