Exhibition

Artists Under Fire

23 Jun 2018 – 14 Jul 2018

Event times

Monday - Saturday 10am - 5pm

Cost of entry

£4 Adult
£3 concessions
£2 children (under fives free)

Banbury Museum

Banbury
England, United Kingdom

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Travel Information

  • By bus, Banbury Bus Station is adjacent to Castle Quay.
  • Banbury is served by Chiltern, Cross Country and First Great Western rail networks, with direct services to London Marylebone and London Paddington, Oxford, Birmingham New Street and Snowshill, Stratford-upon-Avon and Kidderminster. The station is just a short walk from the Museum.

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Remembering the Great War 1914 - 1918 through rarely seen prints, drawings and watercolours from the Ashmolean Museum’s Print Room collection.

About

As we approach the centenary of the end of the First World War this exhibition showcases a range of rarely seen prints, drawings and watercolours from the Ashmolean Museum’s Print Room collection. Dramatic depictions of action on the front line contrasted with scenes of life on the home front reveal the effects of the First World War on soldiers and civilians alike, as seen through the eyes of contemporary artists.

The wide-ranging selection includes work by eight official British War Artists, such as Augustus John, Frank Brangwynn, Eric Kennington and Christopher Nevinson. The exhibition shows how they and others responded with astonishing creativity to the horrors of the Great War.

Exhibition Organised by the Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford. Please note, the museum is closed on Sundays.

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Curators

Dr Caroline Palmer

Exhibiting artists

Eric Kennington

Frank Brangwynn

Augustus John

Christopher Nevinson

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