Bravo 22 – Art in Recovery – The Royal British Legion

I was asked to document and make portraits of the participants of The Royal British Legion’s Bravo 22 Company first recovery and well-being through art project at the Phoenix art centre in Brighton.

The course members who are wounded, injured and sick Service personnel, veterans and their family members created incredibly powerful and moving art works guided by Sculptor Al Johnson.

The four-week programme culminated in a public exhibition – The Art of Recovery –  Phoenix Brighton gallery.

Royal British Legion -Art in Recovery - Bravo 22 - Photographed by Alun Callender A recovery and wellbeing through art project, Sculptures developed by wounded, injured or sick service personnel, veterans and their families, working with sculptor Al Johnson.

Royal British Legion -Art in Recovery - Bravo 22 - Photographed by Alun Callender A recovery and wellbeing through art project, Sculptures developed by wounded, injured or sick service personnel, veterans and their families, working with sculptor Al Johnson.

Royal British Legion -Art in Recovery - Bravo 22 - Photographed by Alun Callender A recovery and wellbeing through art project, Sculptures developed by wounded, injured or sick service personnel, veterans and their families, working with sculptor Al Johnson.

Royal British Legion -Art in Recovery - Bravo 22 - Photographed by Alun Callender A recovery and wellbeing through art project, Sculptures developed by wounded, injured or sick service personnel, veterans and their families, working with sculptor Al Johnson.

Royal British Legion -Art in Recovery - Bravo 22 - Photographed by Alun Callender A recovery and wellbeing through art project, Sculptures developed by wounded, injured or sick service personnel, veterans and their families, working with sculptor Al Johnson.

Royal British Legion -Art in Recovery - Bravo 22 - Photographed by Alun Callender A recovery and wellbeing through art project, Sculptures developed by wounded, injured or sick service personnel, veterans and their families, working with sculptor Al Johnson.

Royal British Legion -Art in Recovery - Bravo 22 - Photographed by Alun Callender A recovery and wellbeing through art project, Sculptures developed by wounded, injured or sick service personnel, veterans and their families, working with sculptor Al Johnson.

Royal British Legion -Art in Recovery - Bravo 22 - Photographed by Alun Callender A recovery and wellbeing through art project, Sculptures developed by wounded, injured or sick service personnel, veterans and their families, working with sculptor Al Johnson.

Royal British Legion -Art in Recovery - Bravo 22 - Photographed by Alun Callender A recovery and wellbeing through art project, Sculptures developed by wounded, injured or sick service personnel, veterans and their families, working with sculptor Al Johnson.

Royal British Legion -Art in Recovery - Bravo 22 - Photographed by Alun Callender A recovery and wellbeing through art project, Sculptures developed by wounded, injured or sick service personnel, veterans and their families, working with sculptor Al Johnson.

Royal British Legion -Art in Recovery - Bravo 22 - Photographed by Alun Callender A recovery and wellbeing through art project, Sculptures developed by wounded, injured or sick service personnel, veterans and their families, working with sculptor Al Johnson.

Royal British Legion -Art in Recovery - Bravo 22 - Photographed by Alun Callender A recovery and wellbeing through art project, Sculptures developed by wounded, injured or sick service personnel, veterans and their families, working with sculptor Al Johnson.

Royal British Legion -Art in Recovery - Bravo 22 - Photographed by Alun Callender A recovery and wellbeing through art project, Sculptures developed by wounded, injured or sick service personnel, veterans and their families, working with sculptor Al Johnson.

Royal British Legion -Art in Recovery - Bravo 22 - Photographed by Alun Callender A recovery and wellbeing through art project, Sculptures developed by wounded, injured or sick service personnel, veterans and their families, working with sculptor Al Johnson.

Sarah Seaman & Dougie Adams Royal British Legion - Art in Recovery - Bravo 22 - Photographed by Alun Callender A recovery and wellbeing through art project, Sculptures developed by wounded, injured or sick service personnel, veterans and their families, working with sculptor Al Johnson. At the Phoenix Arts Centre, Brighton, UK

Sarah Seaman & Dougie Adams

Royal British Legion - Art in Recovery - Bravo 22 - Steve Shaw Photographed by Alun Callender A recovery and wellbeing through art project, Sculptures developed by wounded, injured or sick service personnel, veterans and their families, working with sculptor Al Johnson. At the Phoenix Arts Centre, Brighton, UK

Steve Shaw

Royal British Legion - Art in Recovery - Bravo 22 - Dan Phillips Photographed by Alun Callender A recovery and wellbeing through art project, Sculptures developed by wounded, injured or sick service personnel, veterans and their families, working with sculptor Al Johnson. At the Phoenix Arts Centre, Brighton, UK

Dan Phillips

Royal British Legion - Art in Recovery - Bravo 22 - Maurillia Simpson Photographed by Alun Callender A recovery and wellbeing through art project, Sculptures developed by wounded, injured or sick service personnel, veterans and their families, working with sculptor Al Johnson. At the Phoenix Arts Centre, Brighton, UK

Maurillia Simpson

Royal British Legion - Art in Recovery - Bravo 22 - David Pegram Photographed by Alun Callender A recovery and wellbeing through art project, Sculptures developed by wounded, injured or sick service personnel, veterans and their families, working with sculptor Al Johnson. At the Phoenix Arts Centre, Brighton, UK

David Pegram

Royal British Legion - Art in Recovery - Bravo 22 - Clem Boland Photographed by Alun Callender A recovery and wellbeing through art project, Sculptures developed by wounded, injured or sick service personnel, veterans and their families, working with sculptor Al Johnson. At the Phoenix Arts Centre, Brighton, UK

Clem Boland

Royal British Legion - Art in Recovery - Bravo 22 - Clem Boland Photographed by Alun Callender A recovery and wellbeing through art project, Sculptures developed by wounded, injured or sick service personnel, veterans and their families, working with sculptor Al Johnson. At the Phoenix Arts Centre, Brighton, UK

Detail of Sculpture by Clem Boland

Royal British Legion - Art in Recovery - Bravo 22 - Stewart Hill Photographed by Alun Callender A recovery and wellbeing through art project, Sculptures developed by wounded, injured or sick service personnel, veterans and their families, working with sculptor Al Johnson. At the Phoenix Arts Centre, Brighton, UK

Stewart Hill

Royal British Legion - Art in Recovery - Bravo 22 - Photographed by Alun Callender A recovery and wellbeing through art project, Sculptures developed by wounded, injured or sick service personnel, veterans and their families, working with sculptor Al Johnson. At the Phoenix Arts Centre, Brighton, UK

Sara Howarth

Royal British Legion - Art in Recovery - Bravo 22 - Al Johnson, course Creative Director Photographed by Alun Callender A recovery and wellbeing through art project, Sculptures developed by wounded, injured or sick service personnel, veterans and their families, working with sculptor Al Johnson. At the Phoenix Arts Centre, Brighton, UK

Al Johnson, course Creative Director

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