Willis Museum and Sainsbury Gallery // 18 December 2022 // 2pm
This illustrated talk will consider the vital role of Kenneth Clark in the establishment and success of British war art in World War II, and examine the make-up, objectives, operations, and achievements of the War Artists Advisory Committee.
The talk will also discuss the experiences and art practices of several prominent war artists and how this extraordinary period in their lives would affect their later careers if they survived. In conclusion Tim Craven will reveal the legacy of the WAAC project which is with us today.
Tim Craven worked at Southampton City Art Gallery for 37 years in conservation, collection management, and as Curator. He left in 2017 to pursue his own art practice, freelance curation, and lecturing. He founded The Arborealists in 2013 and joined The London Group in 2015. He was elected Chair of Southampton’s Museums, Archives, and Galleries in 2019. He is also a regional coordinator for the British Association of Friends of Museums.
Tickets cost £5 per person, visit this link to book; https://www.hampshireculture.org.uk/event/sunday-tea-and-talks-artists-war
Tea, coffee and cake will be included in the price. Please note, this event will take place upstairs. Please contact the museum for more information regarding accessibility.