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A Bruton Art Society talk by Tim Craven ‘Concrete Castles: Britain’s War Defences of 1940’ – artistic responses to these structures

April 20 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Tim Craven explores exhibition origins, war artists who recorded coastal defences during the Second World War and Britain in 1940

Tim Craven will examine the origins of this unique exhibition project, survey the war artists who recorded British coastal defences such as pillboxes during the Second World War, and consider just why these ugly and sinister structures hold such a fascination for contemporary artists. Tim will also give a brief history of Britain in Summer 1940 to enrich understanding and give context to the subject.

Tim Craven worked at Southampton City Art Gallery for 37 years in conservation, collection management and as Curator. He left in 2017 to pursue his own art practice, freelance curation and lecturing. He founded The Arborealists in 2013 and joined The London Group in 2015. He was elected Chair of Southampton’s Museums, Archives and Galleries in 2019.’

Members free, Guests £5



April 20
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Caryford Community Hall
Caryford, BA7 7JJ + Google Map


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