The exhibition ‘An Undertaking’ can be seen at St. Chads Church, Shrewsbury from 4th August until 30th September 2018. There are also some workshops associated with the exhibition.

Contemporary artwork by re:collect artists: Julie Edwards, Jill Impey, Jacqui Dodds and Keith Ashford features works in the media of film, sculpture, installation and print. The artwork considers the fragility of human life, memorial and legacy.

The artists are being mentored throughout the project by Curator Alex Boyd Jones of Oriel Davies Gallery in Newtown, Powys.

The exhibition is part of the Wilfred Owen 100 programme of events in Shropshire.

When Shrewsbury Museum moved to the Music Hall from Rowley’s House it set up a professional development programme for artists. This group of artists became known as re:collect and they have been exhibiting in Shrewsbury as part of the WW1 100 years programme. This exhibition, An Undertaking is the first exhibition organised by a single member of the collective, Julie Edwards, and represents the growing ambitions of individuals in the group.

Julie has invited Jill Impey, Jacqui Dodds and Keith Ashford to create new art works to reflect on the sacrifices of WW1 and also act as remembrance to poet and soldier, Wilfred Owen. Taking place in the unique building of St Chads the exhibition is a collaboration between the artists and explores their response to the church. The title An Undertaking was chosen because of the challenge of making work on the theme of war.