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Battle of Britain artists-in-residence at Bentley Priory Museum this half term

 Published on: 17th May 2019   |   By: News Bulletin   |   Category: Uncategorized

Bentley Priory Museum will welcome renowned aviation artist Mark Postlethwaite as artist-in-residence during May half-term.

Mark will create a new Battle of Britain inspired painting whilst in residence at the Museum.

Visiting children will have the exciting opportunity to help paint the scene and sign the back of the canvas as co-artists.

Mark will be at Bentley Priory Museum in Stanmore, from Monday May 27 to Saturday June 1.  

On Saturday June 1, Mark hopes to be joined by special guest, Battle of Britain veteran Archie McInnes, to put the final touches to the painting and sign copies of his new book, Against Adversity. 

Museum Director, Eleanor Pulfer-Sharma: “Mark’s paintings capture the incredible aerial battles of the Battle of Britain in 1940, and highlight the bravery of the young men who flew to save Britain from German invasion. We are thrilled that Mark will be creating a new painting in the Museum’s galleries and inviting children to participate and become co-artists. It will be an honour to welcome one of ‘The Few’, Archie McInnes to the Museum to complete this special painting.”

In addition to being co-artists of Mark Postlethwaite’s new painting, children will be able to create their own Battle of Britain artwork on easels around the Museum and in the gardens. The activities are included in Museum admission. 

As part of the artist-in-residency, Mark will give a talk on Friday May 31 about some of his highlights of 30 years of painting aircraft and he will demonstrate his approach to painting. Places for the talk can be booked in advance through the Museum’s website

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