Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Douglas Farthing exhibits drawings and paintings from Iraq

British Soldiers on the streets of Basra, Iraq (2009) by Douglas Farthing

Douglas Farthing (DY 2015) will be showing work from 2009, made in Iraq during his last tour with the British Army and never exhibited before. The group exhibition, titled 'War & Peace', features four members of the Armed Forces Art Society.
  • War & Peace at Menier Gallery,  7-11 March, Address: 51 Southward Street, London, SE1 1RU.
Doug retired from the British Army in 2013, after which he attended the Drawing Year. With no formal art training, he made many drawings on the back of  military maps. You can two examples of drawing from Basra here.