Landscapes of the Western Front

The exhibition opens at 11 o’clock on the 11th November – and runs until the 25th open 10 until 4.

Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. Entry is free.

Vanishing Points is a long-form photographic project undertaken by landscape photographer and designer Nick Stone over a period of five years in the lead up to and during the centenary of the Great War.

The photographs feature several regions of the Western Front – the Ancre valley and the Somme region, the Ypres salient, Vimy ridge, and some lesser known spots.

It is the culmination of a life-long obsession with the Great War which began on his fifth birthday, when he discovered his grandfather, Percy Parr, had died in the conflict and is one of the 54,608 missing named on the Menin Gate. The search for him and other relatives along the old front one has generated a series of poignant images in response to these landscapes and the ghosts of the conflict which inhabit it still. They are also a personal exploration of relationship with this ground, the gradual erosion of the signs of devastation, and its slow rehabilitation back into farmland.

You will also meet some of the East Anglian men Nick met as he’s walked the same tracks which they trod a century before, and follow some of their journeys. There will also be material from other projects that relate to Vanishing Points, The exhibition is supported by the Paston Footprints project and has links to the Paston story within it,. It will include the display of an item found during Nick’s recent Returned to the Front project as well as the chance to see field finds from the front and ephemera from the period, from both during and after the war.

The exhibition opens at 11 o’clock on the 11th November – and runs until the 25th open 10 until 4, closed on Mondays and Tuesdays, entry is free.

Running from 11th to the 25th of November 2018. Open 10 – 4 (Closed Mondays and Tuesdays)

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‘Mesmeric’

‘Astonishing, beautiful, moving and thoughtful’.

‘A moving and thought-provoking exhibition, Nick Stone is a master craftsman’.

‘Heartbreaking, personal images and stories. The words under each print magnify the emotional punch. A stunning experience’.