War Art & Reconciliation

26th October 2018 @ 9:30 am – 11th November 2018 @ 5:00 pm
The Minories Galleries
74 High St
Colchester CO1 1UE
The Minories Galleries
01206 712437


War Art & Reconciliation


Exhibition Open Saturday 27 October – Sunday 11 November

Preview Evening Friday 26 October 6-9pm


An exhibition to mark the centenary of the end of The Great War.

Artists featured include: Hugh Beattie, Hollie Bernard, Marcel Boven, Susan Briaris, Abbie Cairns, Keith Collman, Peter Cox, Michele Knowles, Matt Mackman, Peter Neaves, Louise Olivier, Allan Price, Jan Scott, Betsy Staab, Rinus Verwei, Annie Bielecka and Erny Van Wijk.

Embroiders Guild: Pauline Medinger, Lorna Rand and Sue Pye.

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FREE Events at The Minories:

Saturday 27 Ocober
All Day WW1 Warfare & Homefront Equipment Exhibition by Mike Mount
12 noon – 2pm Knit Your Own Poppy Workshop with Jenny from Colchester’s Knit & Natter
2pm ‘Commemorating the Unthinkable: How Colchester Honoured its War Dead’ Talk by Paul Rusiecki, a researcher on War Memorials of Colchester.

Thursday 1 November
6pm-8pm ‘Women, Children and War’ Talk and Films. Rachel Duffett, Holly Nielson and Sue Laidler show short films and discuss women’s roles during WW1. This event has been organised by the ‘Everyday Lives in War’ Engagement Centre at The University of Essex. (FREE but booking essential via firstworldwar@essex.ac.uk)

Saturday 10 November
12noon ‘Great War Portraits’ by Keith Collman, Talk and Book Signing. The book includes portraits  of the last WW1 veterans Harry Patch, Henry Allingham and William Stone.
2.30pm ‘Towards the Light’ Poetry Reading by poet Judith Wolton from published anthology ‘Poems of Reconciliation’, alongside slides from the Wilfred Own Memorial in Ors, France.


Other exhibits include:

‘WW1 Knitting’, Knit & Natter Group, ‘Colchester 100 Poppies’ installation.

Original WW1 posters and lithographs from the Goldmark Gallery.

Colchester Military Hospitals by Heather Anne Johnson.

‘Diary from a German Prisoner of War’ From Wetzlar in Germany, Colchester’s Twin Town. Translation by Lisa Germelmann.

‘Poems of recent conflicts’ by veteran Jock Love.

Poems from the anthology ‘So Too Have The Doves Gone’ reflections on the theme of conflict, edited by Stephen Boyce, Pam Job, and Judith Walton: Published by Jardine Press 2014.

‘Art of Conflict and Recovery’ Installation by Help for Heroes, Chavasse VC Recovery Centre Colchester.