Centenary exhibitions announced at Royal Museums Greenwich

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Rozanne Hawksley: War and Memory

May – November 2014

Queen’s House

Rozanne Hawksley is regarded as one of the UK’s great textile art innovators. Rozanne Hawksley: War and Memory examines remembrance, representation and memory in the Queen’s House, which was once a school for sailors.

The installation features new work alongside pieces from Hawksley’s career including Seamstress and the Sea, which refers to the artist’s maternal grandmother – a widow who sewed sailor’s collars for a living from the World War I until her death during World War II.

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War Artists at Sea

Queen’s House

February 2014 – February 2015

Showcasing the Royal Museums Greenwich’s collection of World War I and World War II art, this new display includes portraits, battle scenes and depictions of everyday life during conflict.

Official war art served the purposes of commemoration, instruction, documentation and propaganda as well as raising morale at home and at the front.

War Artists at Sea features paintings and works on paper and consists of a rolling programme of displays throughout 2014.

Artists on display include: Leslie Cole, Eric Ravilious, Richard Eurich, Norman Wilkinson, Stephen Bone, William Dring, John Worsley, and Charles Wheeler.

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Forgotten Fighters: the First World War at Sea

National Maritime Museum

Opens August 2014

This new gallery explores the naval and maritime dimensions World War I.

Despite often being seen as a relative sideshow in comparison to the Western Front, the war at sea was fought on an epic scale and with great loss of life.

Forgotten Fighters follows the personal stories of those who participated through a wide range of objects including weaponry, photographs, medals and ship models; in a gallery which takes visitors from the heroism of merchant mariners to the shattering realities of naval battle, and from the Falkland Islands and the Mediterranean to the Atlantic and the North Sea.

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