Tuesday 21st July 2015

New project gives insight into the lives of Army Reservists

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Visual artist Kevin Crooks is set to give St Helens a unique insight into the lives of part-time soldiers.

Kevin, from Nutgrove, has spent the past year talking to part time soldiers from North West Army Reserve units, documenting aspects of their lives through photography, interviews and film. His project is supported through Heart of Glass Prototype Projects and he has gained access to the regions barracks to produce ‘On Reserve’.

The work consists of photographic, video and sound installations documenting the stories of Reservists based in North West England and exploring their opinions on recent conflicts, how they believe they are perceived and what they think the future holds for recent and prospective Army Reserve recruits.

‘On Reserve’ will be exhibited at St Helens World of Glass and will be open to the public from Saturday 26 September. A wider selection of images from the project can be found via the following link: http://kevincrooks.co.uk/On-Reserve

For more information about Prototype Projects click here