Art on the front line

Peace and solitude – for Widcombe-based artist Matthew Cook – can be found in his canal-side studio.

However, he is surrounded by plenty of graphic evidence of the time he spent sketching the horrors of conflict in several of the world’s deadliest theatres of war.

This is a man who has literally traveled from Ascot to Afghanistan in his career. From creating a series of British summertime sporting event stamps for the Royal Mail to working alongside Allied troops on the front line.

Matthew is to give a talk about his time as a war artist at the Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution in Bath on Wednesday, September 28th at 7.30.

You can access his presentation in person in Queen Square or follow him online. He was kind enough to let me interview him this week and l started by asking him how he became a war artist.

 Wed 28 September 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm BST

Sketches from Afghanistan and Iraq

Queen Square or Online 16 Queen Square, Bath

Bath artist Matthew Cook worked as a war artist for the Times of London in both the Iraq and Afghanistan campaigns, creating numerous memorable images. In this talk, he describes his experiences in the two campaigns.

Get Tickets for £2.00 – £5.00