Eighteen – The Lost Generation
The exhibition ‘Eighteen’ will take place at Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre from 6th October – 17th November 2018. We are seeking artists/makers aged between 18 and 41 to apply to present work commemorating the centenary of the end of World War I.
‘Eighteen’ aims to explore what it means to contemporary artists of the same age as those conscripted to fight in the “war to end all wars”. Conscription began in January 1916 for most single men from the ages of 18 to 41. After four years of conflict over five million British men had served and worldwide there had been almost 20 million civilian and military deaths. Every country involved in the conflict lost thousands upon thousands of young people including artists, writers, musicians, designers and poets, often referred to as the “Lost Generation”. The end of hostilities not only brought about a redrawing of the map of Europe but also the global cultural map. Its affects were not only political and cultural but also led to sweeping social change, suffrage and a shifting in the balance of world power.
The selected works will be displayed in Llantarnam Grange Art Centre’s second Gallery space and run alongside our Main Gallery Exhibition ‘Suffrage’.