Saturday 17 January
10.30am – 4pm
The impact of the First World War was experienced both by servicemen and by civilians, and this colloquium – inspired by our CRW Nevinson exhibition, Rebel Visions – will demonstrate that the conflict should be understood as an all-encompassing social crisis affecting everyone.
Papers by leading art historians will examine a diversity of perspectives on war in artists’ works, ranging from the serviceman in the trenches to the munitions worker, industrialist or pacifist on the home front.
Professor Michael Walsh, School of Art, Design and Media, Nanyang Technological University – CRW Nevinson’s most recent biographer
Dr Sue Malvern, University of Reading – Leading authority on the British Official War Artists Scheme and an expert on war and gender
Dr Jonathan Black, Kingston University – Author of the new book CRW Nevinson: The Complete Prints
Dr Richenda Roberts, University of Birmingham – Curator of Rebel Visions: The War Art of CRW Nevinson
Richard Slocombe, Senior Curator, Imperial War Museum, London
Christopher Martin – Nevinson expert currently cataloguing Nevinson’s paintings