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image for Exhibition item typeSweethearts - Morwenna Catt at Shire Hall Gallery

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Exhibition, Sat 10 Sep - Sat 29 Oct 2016


Shire Hall Gallery

Shire Hall Gallery



01785 278345


Market Square,
ST16 2LD

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 10 Sep - Sat 29 Oct Lost Generation
Sat 17 Sep - Sun 23 Oct Staffordshire Enjoy Art Exhibition
Sat 10 Sep - Sat 29 Oct Sweethearts - Morwenna Catt
Sat 29 Oct Creaky Cinema: Halloween Special


Sweethearts is a textile installation of outsized Sweetheart cushions by Morwenna Catt, which mimic the pincushions that were often created by wounded soldiers recovering in hospitals during WWI.
These, much larger, hearts are heavily worked onto vintage woollen uniforms and domestic fabrics, with laboriously embroidered text and printed, stitched images of toy soldiers and trench maps.
In part the installation reflects on the artist’s ancestors experiences of war and has expanded into a more meditative study of how we remember and commemorate war.
One Sweetheart lists the names of every soldier shot at dawn for cowardice, another lists all the wars the UK has participated in during the 100 years since WWI.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled accessDisabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopPublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberWelcome HostAccepts groups

Multi-sensory room available free of charge - prior booking recommended.

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 10 Sep - Sat 29 Oct 2016



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Map reference: SJ 922233  Lat: 52.80718 Long: -2.11689

Located in the centre of Stafford and easily accessible from all major routes into town.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 km from Stafford station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups

Multi-sensory room available free of charge - prior booking recommended.

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