With Art Fund support, we are working with four unique partners to display and share works from our collections, and explore different perspectives on the Second World War.
Sea, Land, Air and Home: Art of the Second World War at the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum, Bournemouth explored local Second World War stories through the work of the War Artist Advisory Committee. Rediscover the exhibition on Art UK.
Art of the Second World War: Commemorating 80 years since the Battle of Britain at The Harris, Preston, brings together Preston war stories, a new sculpture by artist Anthony Padgett, and rarely seen works from the Harris and IWM . Discover the exhibition on Art UK, hear people from the Preston area share their stories of the conflict and take part in activities with The Harris.
The Collection, Lincoln have created an online exhibition learning project in response to the anniversary, bringing together works from IWM, The Collection and Usher Gallery. Discover the exhibition and take part in an online poetry workshop here, with more content released weekly. The Collection have collaborated with young people from the Creative Collective to produce reflections on selected works, including essays, films and audio plays. Discover their responses at Flying into Action.
Discover the Artworks
‘An Aerial Battle’ by Francis Dodd
‘Squadron Leader G L Denholm, DFC’ by Thomas Cantrell Dugdale
‘Untitled’ by Eileen Agar