These commemorative posters from students at the University of West of England (UWE) were displayed as part of Back From the Front, a programme of exhibitions and events at the Royal West of England Academy commemorating the start of the Great War, and 75th anniversary of the start of the Second World War.
Third year students on the BA Hons Illustration course produced a number of images commemorating ‘Bristol at War’. These were completed by the students in the run-up to their end of degree show, demonstrating their skills and creativity.
The students have considered the impact of the war on all aspects of society. They reveal cultural and societal changes including unlikely romances and shifts in identities and responsibilities, and group and individual heroism both at home and on the battlefield.
We are uploading these images to the website in groups over the next few weeks. This is Group 1. Click on the links below for the other groups: