Caught in the Crossfire explores how artists grapple
with both the brutality of war and the desire for peace.
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
On show will be historical works alongside pieces by contemporary
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.