Exhibition and Event at Sandham Memorial Chapel: 16-27 October 2019

An exhibition of work by 2018 Sky Landscape Artist of the Year, Jen Gash, inspired by her journey through the countryside of Macedonia accompanying the 2018 SCS Centenary tour and following in Stanley Spencer’s footsteps.

Wednesday 16 to Sunday 27 October 2019

In 2018 the Imperial War Museum commissioned a new artwork based on the Macedonian landscape, in particular, Kosturino ridge – the first action of the Salonika campaign in December 1915. This commission was offered as a prize to the winner of the Sky Landscape Artist of the Year competition.  Winner, Jen Gash, joined the SCS Centenary ‘Victory’ Tour in the autumn of 2018 and her finished painting now hangs in the Imperial War Museum North.

Jen created other pieces of work on the tour and this unique exhibition at Sandham Memorial Chapel  provides new ‘eyes’ into the landscape of Macedonia – old and new – as she followed in the footsteps of Stanley Spencer.

Find out more about the exhibition and visiting Sandham Memorial Chapel at the National Trust website.

Stanley Spencer’s Salonika: Saturday 19 October 2019 at  4.15-5.45pm

Find out more about Jen’s Macedonian journey and hear her talk about the competition and the trip, and compare Stanley’s Salonika with the landscape that Jen experienced and painted.

Find out more about the event – including booking – and visiting Sandham Memorial Chapel at the National Trust website

Author: SCS Web Editor

Robin Braysher joined the SCS in 2003 and soon after became editor of the Society's journal - 'The New Mosquito' - a role he held until 2008. He then became the Society's web editor, a role he seems unable to shake off. His interest in the campaign comes from his grandfather, Fred, who served as a cyclist with the BSF from 1915 to 1917, mainly in the Struma valley. Opinions expressed in these posts are his and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Society.