AboutThis powerful and emotive exhibition by official war artist and Turner Prize winner Steve McQueen, is part of a collaboration with 155 families whose loved ones have lost their lives in Iraq. He has created a cabinet containing a series of facsimile postage sheets, each one dedicated to a deceased soldier. The long term aim of the project is that the portraits of those who have lost their lives during the conflict be issued as stamps by Royal Mail.
The exhibition in Wolverhampton will include stamps dedicated to individual servicemen from the local region, with details of name, regiment, age and date of death printed in the margin, and images chosen by the families of the servicemen. Viewers are invited to pull out the double-sided panels bearing the sheets from a wooden box and thereby create an intimate space to contemplate the imagery.
Queen & Country - Wolverhampton has been part funded by Arts Council England and Renaissance West Midlands.