student contributes to WW1 centenary exhibition

A Communication Design student from Robert Gordon University (RGU) has helped to give a major new exhibition a unique identity.

Callum Prockter (20), a third year student at Gray’s School of Art, has contributed to the graphic design element of a centenary exhibition at the Gordon Highlanders Museum which opened last week.

The exhibition, called Shattered Hopes – The Gordon Highlanders in 1914, charts the history of the regiment during the first year of World War One and the various battles it was involved in including Mons, Le Cateau and First Ypres, mixing images, text and displays.

Callum, who has previous links with the museum having worked as a volunteer there in the past, explained: “My role was to support the exhibition with the graphic design elements of printed materials such as logo, brand colours, typefaces and layout of information boards and other elements of the exhibition.

“It was wonderful to be involved in such a landmark event and exhibition as part of this extraordinary year. Dealing with such a topic successfully and respectfully was down to close collaboration with the client – curator of the museum, Jesper Ericsson – who is passionate and extremely knowledgeable about the subject matter.”

Jesper said: “Callum has done some fine work for the centenary exhibition, and along with the collaborative efforts of many others, has contributed towards an important display in a landmark year. His work also reflects the continuing successful creative link between Gray’s School of Art and the Museum, something we are very proud to maintain.”

The Gordon Highlanders sustained around 29,000 casualties during World War One, with few north-east families left untouched by the conflict.

The exhibition will run throughout the centenary year.

Release by
Jenny Rush

Communications Officer

Design and Technology

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