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No Man's Land: Women's Photography and the First World War

07th Oct - 30th Dec 2017

While most histories emphasise the experiences of male soldiers, women were fundamentally involved in the First World War in many ways. No Man’s Land offers rarely-seen female perspectives on the conflict, featuring images made by women who worked as nurses, ambulance drivers, and photographers.

As well as historical images, the exhibition features photographic work by three contemporary female artists who have been directly inspired by the conflict: Alison Baskerville, Dawn Cole and Chloe Dewe Mathews.

No Man’s Land is a national touring exhibition curated by Dr. Pippa Oldfield and co-produced by Impressions Gallery, Bristol Cathedral, The Turnpike, and Bishop Auckland Town Hall.

The exhibition is supported by Arts Council England Strategic Touring, Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, and Peter Palmquist Memorial Fund.

Shot at Dawn by Chloe Dewe Mathews is commissioned by the Ruskin School of Art at the University of Oxford as part of 14–18 NOW, WW1 Centenary Art Commissions.

The exhibition is accompanied by the New Focus project and publication No Man's Land: Young People Uncover Women's Viewpoints on the First World War, funded by Heritage Lottery Fund: Young Roots.

Men had Eyes Removed  Dawn Cole

Men had Eyes Removed Dawn Cole

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Men had Eyes Removed  Dawn Cole Wound in Back and Bullets Came Out in Front  Dawn Cole Private Joseph Byers Private Andrew Evans Time unknown / 6.2.1915  Private George E. Collins 07:30 / 15.2.1915   Six Farm, Loker, West-Vlaanderen, from Shot at Dawn  Chloe Dewe Mathews Private Henry Hughes    05.50 / 10.4.1918  Klijtebeek stream, Dikkebus, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, from Shot at Dawn  Chloe Dewe Mathews

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