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Commemorations for the artists of World War One

Robert Borlase Smart, Morning Light, St Ives  © The Artist’s Estate

Staff and students from our BA (Hons) Costume Production & Associated Crafts will be holding an event on Friday 9 November 2018 to commemorate all the artists who served in World War One.

At 11am, 2pm and 3pm students, staff and members of the local community are invited to join us in the college reception area to hear a reading of poetry by students and to make a dedication to the people that gave their lives in the First World War, either by writing a message to leave on our tree or by writing a dedication online, as part of the Pages of the Sea centenary WW1 art commission, led by Danny Boyle.

In preparation for the event, BA (Hons) Costume Production & Associated Crafts students have researched the contributions of artists to the First World War, particularly The Artists Rifles volunteer regiment of the British Army.

The Artists Rifles, which comprised various professional painters, musicians, actors, architects and others involved in creative endeavors, included the poet Wilfred Owen, and the painter Robert Borlase Smart, who attended Plymouth College of Art in 1900.


What: Artists of World War One commemorations
When: Friday 9 November 2018 at 11am, 1pm and 3pm
Where: Plymouth College of Art – Reception

  • College Event
  • Plymouth College of Art, Tavistock Place, PL4 8AT
  • Free