The community project was based around the Armistice Day in Ipswich, focusing on the homefront and the frontline. The project explored the response to the ending of the war in Ipswich during the time, and how local people felt about the First World War one hundred years later. The artist-led project engaged with the community through visual and sound workshops, recording conversations, vocalisations and sounds and also worked with other community members to help with research, collating resources and providing dialogue. The final film brought together the community outcomes, materials collated by the artist during the project period and archival materials and artefacts from Ipswich Museum's collections and local private collections.
Ipswich and the Armistice was commissioned by Ipswich Museums and funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Music by Peter Richards, Tracy Satchwill and Raineri Spina.
'Tracy embraced this innovative, artist-led, community project with integrity, professionalism and creativity. From the research and development activity to the positive community engagement and consideration for the broad representation of participants at every stage of the project Tracy demonstrated what creative co-production can achieve for artist collaboration heritage projects. The results were fantastic with the combination of original source material and participants' voices, and feelings, conveyed sensitively in a highly imaginative and accessible production.' James Steward, Manager, Ipswich Museum