An exhibition of paintings and poetry responding to the life and work of British artist Felicia Browne.
In the Summer of 1936 Felicia Browne undertook a fateful road trip to Spain, arriving on the eve of the Civil War. A committed antifascist, she enrolled in the Republican militia to join in the defence of Spain against a fascist military coup. Tragically, she was to lose her life on her first mission. In coming to the aid of a fallen comrade she succumbed to enemy fire.
She is notable as the first British combatant to die in this conflict, and as its only British female fighter.
Through An Artist’s Eye honours Felicia’s memory and introduces audiences to the history, drawing on surviving letters and sketches of the period.
Sonia Boué - visual artist, and Jenny Rivarola - poet.
Commissioned work by artist Katie Taylor.
Curator: Sarah Mossop.
The exhibition runs until 29 October.