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Dazzle: Disguise and Disruption in War and Art Study Day at Southampton University

Dazzle: Disguise and Disruption in War and Art Study Day at Southampton University

Starts: June 30 - 9:30am
Ends: June 30 - 4:30pm

There’s an opportunity to join academics from both sides of the Atlantic at a study day at Southampton University to discuss the use of Dazzle camouflage and its relationship to modern art movements such as Vorticism.

The event, on Saturday 30 June, is part of the University’s ‘Great War Unknown’ programme to mark the centenary of the First World War. It has been jointly organised by St Barbe Museum and Art Gallery in Lymington to complement its major exhibition of the year, Dazzle: Disguise and Disruption in War and Art, which runs from 16 June – 23 September 2018.

The keynote speaker is Professor Roy R Behrens, Professor of Art and Distinguished Scholar at the University of Northern Iowa in America. He will give an overview of the history of camouflage and the place of Dazzle within it.

Professor Behrens, a former Sergeant with the Unites States Marines Corps, has taught graphic design, illustration, and design history, and has written numerous books and extensive papers on camouflage.

His work has been widely-applauded and is described as an “extensive study into modern military camouflage by the British and US military throughout the First and Second World Wars, exploring the contribution of art and science, and the ways in which, via modern and contemporary art, camouflage has been appropriated by contemporary culture.”

Professor Behrens will be joined at the Southampton study day by Camilla Wilkinson, Lecturer in Architecture, University of Westminster and a granddaughter of the Dazzle inventor, Norman Wilkinson, who will discuss the origins and development of her grandfather’s Dazzle painting concept.

Simon Stephens, Curator of Ship Models, for the National Maritime Museum, will also speak, along with Dr James Taylor, a former Curator of Fine Art, National Maritime Museum, who will discuss how Norman Wilkinson’s Dazzle painting team were assembled, and how Dazzle influenced their own work.

Other speakers include Ed Yardley, Independent Author and Exhibition organiser,
Gwen Yarker, Honorary Curator, Dorset County Museum and former Curator of Fine Art, National Maritime Museum , Professor Hugh Murphy, Economic and Social History, University of Glasgow, Sue Pritchard, Curator of Decorative Art, National Maritime Museum, and Liv Taylor, Senior Designer, Patternity, who will tell the story behind the creation of a new product range – The Fleet of Dazzle – for the Imperial War Museum shop that was launched in September 2014.

The event on Saturday 30 June, runs from 9am – 4.45pm with a break for lunch. Tickets are £15 (£12.50 concs) and include refreshments.

The exhibition, Dazzle: Disguise and Disruption in War and Art, is at St Barbe Museum and Art Gallery in New Street, Lymington, from 16 June – 23 September. It includes work by Norman Wilkinson, Edward Wadsworth, Montague Dawson, John Everett and many more artists, on loan from national, regional and private collections, including the Imperial War Museum and National Maritime Museum.

For information on how to book for the study day visit https://www.southampton.ac.uk/greatwar_unknownwar/news/events


Dazzling distractions with Robyn Bolam and Lydia Fulleylove

Dazzling distractions with Robyn Bolam and Lydia Fulleylove

Starts: July 6 - 5:15pm
Ends: July 6 - 6:30pm

Join Hampshire Poet Robyn Bolam and prizewinning author Lydia Fulleylove as they read a selection of new poetry about WWI and WWII and the fascinating distractions of the natural world.
Free of charge


Knit and Natter

Knit and Natter

Starts: July 10 - 2:00pm
Ends: December 4 - 4:00pm

Help us create knitted or crocheted farmyard animals for a soft play area in the museum on the following dates: 10 July, 7 August, 11 September, 9 October, 6 November, 4 December.


En plein air drawing and painting group with Kim Whitby

En plein air drawing and painting group with Kim Whitby

Starts: July 16 - 10:30am
Ends: July 16 - 4:30pm

Using St Barbe as a base, Kim Whitby will take you out and about in Lymington to draw or paint in the open air. Participants will work on individual projects with tutor guidance and are to bring their own easels and sketching materials.
Price: £35 per session. Limited places available
(with 1 hour break for lunch – not included)


Tea and Memories

Tea and Memories

Starts: July 18 - 2:00pm
Ends: July 18 - 4:00pm

A chance for older residents to look at photographs and objects and share their memories of times gone by. Bring your friends and join us for a cup of tea and a chat.
There will be a different theme each session, starting with Hospitals and Healthcare.


En plein air drawing and painting group with Kim Whitby

En plein air drawing and painting group with Kim Whitby

Starts: July 21 - 10:30am
Ends: July 21 - 4:30pm

Using St Barbe as a base, Kim Whitby will take you out and about in Lymington to draw or paint in the open air. Participants will work on individual projects with tutor guidance and are to bring their own easels and sketching materials.
Price: £35 per session. Limited places available
(with 1 hour break for lunch – not included)


Dazzle design and costume workshops

Dazzle design and costume workshops

Starts: August 1 - 10:00am
Ends: August 10 - 5:00pm

For all ages!
These are drop-in sessions with no booking necessary.

Come along to a series of workshops where you will work with the artist Carlos Cortes to create Dazzle patterns and designs in a variety of media. These designs will be used in our final Dazzle celebration event.

Wed 1 Aug: Design / costume workshop
Thurs 2 Aug: Design / costume workshop
Fri 3 Aug: Design / costume workshop
Wed 8 Aug: Design / costume workshop
Thurs 9 Aug: Design / costume workshop
Fri 10 Aug: Design / costume workshop
Date TBC: Final Dazzle celebrations

Participants can attend as few or as many of the workshops as they wish.

No booking required, but feel free to register your interest or find out more by contacting rosalyn.goulding@stbarbe-museum.org.uk or calling on 01590 676969.


Ink and Watercolour Course with Kim Whitby

Ink and Watercolour Course with Kim Whitby

Starts: September 17 - 10:15am
Ends: October 15 - 4:30pm

Five sessions developed exclusively for St Barbe, this course will build your skills of drawing and painting in ink and watercolour under the expert tuition of Kim Whitby. Participants to bring their own materials (a comprehensive list will be provided). Additional items can be purchased on the day.
17, 24 Sept, 1, 8, 15 Oct
Price £250: Limited places available
(with one hour break for lunch – not included)


Wood Engraving with Peter Brown

Wood Engraving with Peter Brown

Starts: October 11 - 10:00am
Ends: October 12 - 4:30pm

An introduction to wood engraving, with a day will looking at tools and the marks they can make, and how to use them to create tones, and a second day engraving your own image onto wood. Suitable for those with some drawing experience; no need to have prior knowledge of printmaking. All materials provided
Thurs 11 and Fri 12 October
(lunch not included)
Price: £100. Limited places available

“On the first day, we will look at the specialist engraving tools and the variety of marks they make; the second day will be spent engraving your own image onto wood. At the end of each day, you will print your block by hand-burnishing. Every step of the process will be explained and there will be many demonstrations, as well as guidance on composition, the use of contrast and printing papers. The teaching will involve both group instruction and one-to-one guidance. This course will be suitable for those who have some drawing experience and would like to print; however, there is no need to have any prior knowledge of printmaking.
Of all artists’ printing methods, wood engraving has the advantage of needing the least equipment. It does not require a press but may be printed by hand. The cost of the basic tools and materials needed to produce a print is small, as is the space required to engrave and print a block. It requires minimal ink and small quantities of solvent, so there is little mess. Together these qualities make it very suitable for the keen amateur and it may be practised happily at home. It is a quiet, contemplative process, yet one that often results in characteristically strong images and has a deep tradition in Britain.”


Tea and Memories

Tea and Memories

Starts: October 17 - 2:00pm
Ends: October 17 - 4:00pm

A chance for older residents to look at photographs and objects and share their memories of times gone by. Bring your friends and join us for a cup of tea and a chat. There will be a different theme each session, today’s is Wellworthy.