NEW BOOK: Captive Artists: the unseen artwork of British Far East prisoners of war
'Secret Art of Survival' exhibition opens at Liverpool’s Victoria Gallery & Museum
The Secret Art of Survival: creativity and ingenuity of British Far East prisoners of war, 1942-1945.
25 Oct 2019 to 20 June 2020
Victoria Gallery and Museum, Liverpool
The FEPOW Oral History Project
Whilst incarcerated, some FEPOWs used art as a means to document their experiences in the camps. The production of this art was risky, as keeping any form of records was strictly forbidden. It was also an important coping mechanism for many FEPOWs.
The stories of some of the thousands of British servicemen held as prisoners in South East Asia during WWII can now be explored online. The project was commissioned by LSTM in partnership with the Imperial War Museum Sound Archive and sponsored by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Audio/video/written stories of growing up with a FEPOW
Your chance to write your own family history bringing stories alive for future generations and to remember this often unexplored history of the Second World War.
LSTM's involvement with the health of FEPOW represents the longest collaborative partnership ever undertaken by the School. This book details this journey and the subsequent advances understanding and delivering tropical medicine.
The first in-depth analysis of the medical crisis in the Allied prisoner of war (POW) camps on the Thai-Burma Railway, between 1942 and 1945.
Secret Art of Survival, an exhibition displaying the artwork of British Far East prisoners of War (FEPOW), is now open to the public at the Victoria Gallery and Museum in Liverpool.
Do you know the identity of the FEPOW artist who signed himself, ‘Payne’, and who did this portrait of my grandfather in camp in Thailand in 1943?
In partnership with, and located at the University of Liverpool's Victoria Gallery and Museum, the exhibition will run from 25 October 2019 to 20 June 2020