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Eric Ravilious – Drawn to War: a Margy Kinmonth film
Wednesday 11 October 2023
Please join us for a special evening with SPGS alumna, film director Margy Kinmonth. Margy will be in conversation about her film Drawn to War with SPGS Head of History of Art, Kate Evans. This multi-award-winning documentary is set against the dramatic wartime locatins that inspired Eric Ravilious, one of Britain’s greatest landscape artists. The film brings to life this brilliant but still grossly undervalued British artist.
Eric Ravilious is as compelling and enigmatic as his art. Killed in a plane crash while on commission as Official War Artist in Iceland in 1942, his legacy largely sank without trace, until now.
Made with the blessing of the Ravilious Estate, this first full-length feature documentary about Ravilious unfolds in his own words, through previously unseen private correspondence and rare archive film.
Shot entirely on location in the UK, Portugal, and Ireland, the film features Ai Weiwei, Alan Bennett, Grayson Perry, Robert Macfarlane with Freddie Fox, Tamsin Greig, and is nominated for the Best Arts Film for the prestigious Grierson Awards.
Arrival and welcome drink: 6.15 PM, The Great Hall
Margy Kinmonth in conversation: 6.30 PM, The Great Hall
Screening: 7.00 PM, The Singing Hall
Tickets are free but spaces are limited.