A free exhibition featuring artwork from veterans and the Armed Forces community officially opened to the public earlier in September.
Visitors to Through Soldiers’ Eyes, at Bishop Auckland Town Hall, can now explore historical pieces from the DLI Collection alongside artwork, photography, sculptures and oral, visual and written work from service men, women and their families, many of them from County Durham.
Through Soldiers’ Eyes is an ongoing project jointly funded by Durham County Council, the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust, County Durham Community Foundation, Bishop Auckland Town Council and Bishop Auckland and Shildon AAP.
It saw the council’s community arts team working with over 100 members of the Armed Forces community over the previous 10 months, using art and creativity to support their mental health and wellbeing.
Read more about Through Soldiers’ Eyes on the council’s website.