Evening%2C by John Nash

Next March, visitors to York Art Gallery will be able to see what has been described as one of the largest exhibitions of British World War One art to be displayed in 100 years.

Truth and Memory: British Art of the First World War is set to run from 25th March to 4th September.

The art exhibition in York is a retrospective that will encompass over 60 pieces of art work, including paintings by Paul Nash, Percy Wyndham Lewis, CRW Nevinson, Stanley Spencer and William Orpen.

The work has mainly been accumulated from IWM London’s own art collection, and the exhibition aims to show visitors how artists of all ages have tried to represent the war through their work.

Shaping the Body exhibition

Also opening in March, at the York Castle Museum, will be another new exhibition entitled Shaping the Body.

It will showcase how body shape has changed over the past 500 years through culture, diet, fashion and lifestyle.

Groups exploring the exhibit will witness the differences between the Victorian hour glass figure, the punks of the 70s and the permed people of the eighties, and see how a body can be designed through the consequences of lifestyle.

Highlights will include an insight into people who have pushed their bodies to the limits to gain the look they crave, and facts about dangerous fashions such as extra tight corsets and high heels.

Group booking information

Group rates are available for ten or more people at both the York Art Gallery and York Castle Museum.

Organisers should phone 01904-697979 or e-mail groupbookings@ymt.org.uk to book a visit.

For further information on the York exhibition visit www.yorkmuseumstrust.org.uk.

Pictured: Oppy Wood, 1917. Evening, by John Nash. (Photo credit: IWM ART 2243).