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20 Saturday 20 Aug, 2022 - Saturday 20 Aug, 2022

Saturday 20 August

3.30pm

Saturday

3:30 pm

Drawn to War double bill

Venue: The Green Howards Museum and The Station Cinema

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Private view of The Green Howards Museum's special exhibition, ‘Created in Conflict’, followed by a screening of the film, ‘Drawn to War’ at The Station Cinema.

Released in July 2022, the themes of 'Drawn to War' fit perfectly with the subject of the museum's current exhibition, Created in Conflict. This is your chance to look more closely at the exhibition, in the company of our curatorial team AND enjoy a visit to the cinema to see the new film about Eric Ravilious; Drawn to War.

3.30pm to 4.30pm The Green Howards Museum: Created in Conflict private view and drinks reception

4.30pm: we make our way from the museum down to The Station Cinema to watch Drawn to War (5pm screening)

About the film…

ERIC RAVILIOUS – DRAWN TO WAR a Margy Kinmonth film, is a true story. One of Britain’s greatest landscape artists, Eric Ravilious, is killed in a plane crash while on commission as Official War Artist in Iceland in 1942.  His life is as compelling and enigmatic as his art, set against the dramatic wartime locations that inspire him. This film brings to life this unique and still grossly undervalued British artist caught in the crossfire of war 80 years ago, whose legacy largely sank without trace, until now…

This is the first full length feature documentary about Eric Ravilious, told in his own words through previously unseen private correspondence, made with the blessing of the Ravilious estate.Shot entirely on location in UK, Portugal and Ireland, the film asks what it is to be a war artist, featuring Ai Weiwei, Alan Bennett, Grayson Perry, Robert Macfarlane and many more.

About the exhibition…

Created in Conflict draws on the museum’s own extensive collection of creative work, bringing a whole range of sketches, watercolours, diagrams, cartoons, propaganda and paintings together with selected poetry and prose.

“EVERY LINE SHOULD BE PUT IN TO EXPRESS SOMETHING.
START SHARPLY AND FINISH SHARPLY. PRESS ON THE PAPER.”
William G Newton, Military Landscape and Target Indication , 1916

The exhibition includes two paintings by one of the most famous war artists of the early twentieth cetury, Christopher Nevinson. CRW Nevinson was one of a group of official war artists of the First World War, which included Paul Nash, Sir Stanley Spencer and John Singer Sargent; some of the best, and occasionally most avant-garde, British artists of the time.

Nevinson’s ‘The First Searchlights at Charing Cross, 1914-1916’ is on loan from the Leeds Art Fund, and is being displayed publicly for the first time in five years, and ‘Rain and Mud after the Battle’ is on loan from Sheffield Museums Trust.

Tickets £12.  Book tickets here.

Saturday 20 August

3.30pm

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