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Rozanne Hawksley: War and Memory

ALICE'S WORLD, ROZANNE HAWKSLEY, 2006

War and Memory is mounted to commemorate the centenary of the beginning of the First World War

Rozanne Hawksley’s work is poignant and powerful, exploring the nature and meaning of the commemoration and memorialization of war, considering the impact of conflict on combatants, family, friends and ultimately the nation. This exhibition examines remembrance, representation and memory in the fitting setting of the Queen’s House, which was once a school educating boys for joining the Navy.

The installation features new work alongside pieces from throughout Hawksley's acclaimed 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 First World War until her death during World War Two; and her iconic wreath Pale Armistice.

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