Friday 24 November 2017

This body of armour

This body of armour that
is the weight and size
of my heart
is the shield and protection
to my soul and eyes
when touched I breathe sweet air

Elliot Hallisey

Armour artwork exhibited at The Museum Conference

Armour is a project that uses words and stitches to explore the ways we protect ourselves. It is a collaboration with veterans of armed conflict and with people who have lived experience of homelessness. We asked people to describe their personal "armour", physical and mental. Artworks inspired by gambesons, the quilted jackets worn under suits of armour, were made out of rust dyed fabric and embroidered with poems, and other writings.

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