WW1 Mail Art Project

WW1 MAIL ART PROJECT :An intercultural WW1 project between young people based in the North East of England and international venues. Marking the Centenary of the First World War, this mail art project for young people (aged 11-25 years) aims to create cross-cultural dialogue and exchange through research and visual art. Theresa Easton, the North East of England Project Manager and Visual Artist, will be working with young people in her region.  The young people will develop creative skills which will be used to make Mail Art which interprets their understanding of WW1 heritage in relation to project themes including:

Trench Art, Women & the War and the Home Front

Untitled-2If you work with young people and are interested in developing a project with young people in the UK please contact: theresa_easton@yahoo.co.uk or check out http://worldwar1trenchart.wordpress.com

Mail Art produced by young person at Throston Youth Centre in Hartlepool
Mail Art produced by young person at Throston Youth Centre in Hartlepool

You don’t have to work with young people to contribute to the project!, you are welcome to join the Mail Art project at any stage and contribute your own Mail Art ideas on WW1. Please post your work to:

Theresa Easton

Ouseburn Warehouse Studios & Workshops

36 Lime Street

Ouseburn Valley

Newcastle-upon-Tyne NE1 2PQ UK

Deadline for expression of interest: on-going.


  1. I am the ‘captain’ of a WW1 warship moored in London http://WWW.hmspresident.com I was looking to print and then hang the original drawings of the ship on rigid sheets of transparent plastic – and maybe accompanied by some other letters and quotes to do with U Boats and “Q” Ships. any interest to you or your young historians?

    1. Hello Chris
      this sounds like a really interesting idea. Research with young people so far hasn’t really touched on any Royal Navy stories. I will inform the young people I will be working with of your idea, its interesting how you are using the original design ideas and look forward to seeing the results.
      Kind Regards
      Theresa Easton

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