The exhibition takes us on a challenging journey from the home front to the frontline and back again, as seen through the eyes of artists, soldiers and people affected by conflict.
Visitors will travel through divided lands, debate the role of protest art, explore the aesthetics of violence and machinery of war, and reflect upon the aftermath of war where hope emerges and lives are rebuilt. A section of the exhibition focuses on the work of kennardphillipps made in response to the invasion and occupation of Iraq.
On show will be historical works alongside pieces by contemporary artists, featuring:
Terry Atkinson, Banksy, Barnbrook Design, Bob Barron, Ian Berry, Blek Le Rat, Muirhead Bone, Iftikhar Dadi, Nancy Davenport, Anthony Davies, Thomas Galler, Ori Gersht, Bita Ghezelayagh, Siobhán Hapaska, Peter Howson, Al Johnson, Ross Jones, Rosie Kay Dance Company, John Keane, Peter Kennard, kennardphillipps, Eric Kennington, Laura Knight, Langlands & Bell, Nalini Malani, Raymond Mason, Locky Morris, Simon Norfolk, Cornelia Parker, Michael Peel, Jamal Penjweny, Matthew Picton, John Piper, William Roberts, Paul Seawright, Graham Sutherland, War Boutique.
A Heritage Lottery Fund Collecting Cultures project in partnership with Wolverhampton Art Gallery
New acquisistions supported by V&A Purchase grant, Art Fund, Henry Moore Foundation