Caught in the Crossfire explores how artists grapple
with both the brutality of war and the desire for peace. The
exhibition takes the viewer on a challenging journey to the
frontline, as seen through the eyes of artists, soldiers and people
affected by conflict.
Throughout the 20th century and continuing today, artists have
responded to the experiences of people, communities and countries
suffering the brutality of war and conflict but also striving for
peace, reconciliation and friendship.
Caught in the Crossfire leads visitors to explore and
debate some fundamental issues: the impact of conflict on people;
the aesthetics of violence and machinery of war; the division of
land and separation of people during conflict; attempts made to
prevent war through protest, resistance and action; and the
aftermath of war where hope emerges and lives are rebuilt.
Peter Howson and John Keane are among the artists included in