Drawing fire: Linda Kitson

Image courtesy of Imperial War Museum 

  • Theatre 2, Roland Levinsky Building, University of Plymouth, Plymouth, PL4 8AA

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A Historical Association and University of Plymouth History Department talk
Join Dr Jayne Buchanan as she explores the work of the British artist Linda Kitson, who was commissioned by the Imperial War Museum (IWM) in April 1982 to document the conflict in the Falklands Islands. 
Jayne's own research has focused on imagining and remembering the soldier in the contemporary collections of the IWM, and tonight she examines Kitson's artistic response. From accompanying the troops on board the QE2 and Canberra, to being present as the first official female war artist in an active war zone, and the reception and legacy of her sketches after the war.
In this talk, Kitson’s war art is situated against the heritage of official war artists, from Muirhead Bone to CRW Nevinson, and Jayne examines how her immersion in the conflict shaped the focus of her work and her depiction of those fighting.
Date: Tuesday 15 November 2022
Time: 19:00 – 20:30
Venue: Theatre 2, Roland Levinsky Building
Ticket information: standard £6 / concessions £4 / free to UoP students via SPiA / free for members of the Historical Association 
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