Regiment’s wartime art exhibit is in Gosport gallery

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AN EXHIBITION of artwork by soldiers from a First World War regiment is to go on show.

The work done by members of the Artists Rifles Regiment include paintings, sculptures, postcards and cartoons.

There will also be readings from poems and letters in a special spoken word film commission

It comes to Gosport Gallery, in Walpole Road, from October 4 to December 27.

The regiment was formed in 1860 and included prominent members of the Victorian art world.

But it played an important role in the war when it became an officer training corps.

The poet Wilfred Owen and Edward Thomas, and artists Paul and John Nash were members of the regiment in the war.

More than 60 pieces will go on display, with some having been loaned to the exhibition from museums and galleries.

Works have come from the Imperial War Museum, the Royal Academy, Arts Council England, and the British Council Collection.

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