Pole Position: Polish Art in Britain 1939–1989
Location: Museums Sheffield, Leader House, Surrey Street, Sheffield S1 2LH
Pole Position is a brand new exhibition which will shed light on a neglected chapter in the story of British art.
The exhibition showcases 60 works by Polish artists forced to flee mainland Europe during the second world war. Some of these artists journeyed through many countries before settling in the UK, while others were captured and imprisoned before finding their way to British shores.
The artists’ transitory experiences are reflected in the subject of their work; from powerful depictions of their lost homeland and the horrors of war, to the landscapes and luminaries they encountered in their new lives in Britain.
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