Trench Art And Other Canadian War-related Craft
January 8, 2018 - May 26, 2018
The 100th anniversary of the First World War has been an opportunity to examine Canadian craft related to war. ‘Trench art’ is any item made by soldiers, prisoners of war and civilians, from war material directly, or any other material, as long as it and they are associated with armed conflict or its consequences. Trench art as a tradition of creating wartime souvenirs dates back to the early 18th century and continues to this day. Keepsakes of Conflict presents objects from metalwork and carving to jewelry and embroidery. Keepsakes of Conflict is curated by Heather Smith, organized by the Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery, and is accompanied by a catalogue in French and English of the same title.