Picking up the Pieces: Collage in Post War Britain

3 March - 29 April 2016

Grosvenor Gallery is pleased to announce its upcoming Exhibition titled Picking up the Pieces: Collage in Post War Britain. The exhibition opens with a private view and talk on Wednesday 2nd March 2016, 6-8pm at our new address on St. James's Street.

 

In this exhibition we aim to highlight how collage was used in Post war Britain as a metaphor for a broken society. Despite emerging victorious from the 2nd World War Britain was severely weakened.  It's economic and financial strength were destroyed by the War. This was followed by the erosion of its Empire; first India declaring Independence in 1947, followed by the Suez Crisis of 1950. The collapse of British Imperial power was all but complete by the mid-1960s.