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About the Work

Just outside Wolverhampton, hidden in the protected woodlands of Cannock Chase, lies the largest German War Cemetery in the U.K. For the young, the cemetery remains largely unknown. It is a world away from modern Wolverhampton, the centre of which is covered with shopping malls and Euro stores.
In this work I have tried to say something about the relationship between these two places. The City of Wolverhampton's motto is 'Out Of Darkness Cometh Light'. The title is the German translation.

About Vaughan Grylls

Born 10th December 1943 in Newark, Nottinghamshire and attended art schools at Nottingham, Wolverhampton, Goldsmiths' and the Slade. He has taught at several art schools in the UK and the US.

From 1996 to 2005 he was Director of the Kent Institute of Art and Design. In 2005 he resigned to concentrate full-time on his own work after joining the Kent and the Surrey Institutes of Art and Design to make the University for the Creative Arts.

″I still use the same approach to my work: I get an idea, think of the title and then make the work. So not much has changed since 1964″

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