Concrete Castles, Britain's War Defences

Date: 29 Sep 2022
Time: 19:00 - 21:00
Location:
The Merchant's House
Organiser: The Merchant's House
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Price: Standard fee: £12.00, Friends of MH fee: £9.00
Description:
CONCRETE CASTLES
BRITAIN'S WAR DEFENCES
AN ILLUSTRATED TALK BY TIM CRAVEN

 
Concrete Castles: Britain’s War defences of 1940: this illustrated talk will examine the origins of a touring exhibition project, survey the war artists who recorded British coastal defences during WW2, and consider just why these ugly and sinister structures hold such a fascination for contemporary artists – are they romantic now? The second half of the talk will consist of a brief history of Britain in Summer 1940 to enrich understanding and give context to the subject.
 
Tim Craven brings us the second of his illustrated castles lecture.  Tim 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.
 
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