The joined up Project was an exciting First World War commemorative project across Dover District. 12 organisations and 14 artists participated in this two-year project which ended in May 2016.
The project had many aspects and in many respects was unique in the way it brought together museums, heritage and the arts; joining up contemporary artists with WWI history, the art works becoming part of the host museum or heritage site’s collection.
The Joined Up project now has its own Legacy website http://artistsww1.uk
There is a continuing Legacy in the relationships between some of the artists and their host site. And the project continues to reverberate and ripple out beyond East Kent: Artist Gabor Stark was invited to talk about his ‘ Friendly Army’ sculptures at East Kent Railway Heritage site at the ‘Museums in Context and Partnership’ conference at the National Railway Museum in York. Anne Edwards (Joined Up museums support officer), Joanna Jones (DAD director) and artist Rosie James, who led the Joined Up stitching workshops at the 10 Joined Up museum and heritage sites in Dover District, presented ‘Joined up’ at the Legacies of the First World War Festival: Voices of Peace? in Cardiff in July 2019.