As planned live events for November had to be cancelled, a website has been launched as a virtual alternative marking 75 years since the repatriation of FEPOW.
Meg Parkes has been involved with the FEPOW art element of the website, with links to various pages of this website.
The East Lancashires, the South Lancashires, and the Loyals all fought in the ghastly, grinding war against the Japanese, and the 2nd Loyals and 18th Recce (formerly 5th Loyals) suffered terribly as Prisoners Of War after being captured at Singapore. See our on-line tribute to them and the men of the 14th Army – the ‘Forgotten Army’
Commemorating the 75th anniversary of Victory over Japan Day (VJ Day), this online exhibition reveals never-before-exhibited cartoons and other works of art created at POW camps in Singapore and Thailand during the Second World War.
This online exhibition at the Cartoon Museum features the work of three of the SAoS artists: AKKI, Bettany and Norways.
An online exhibition, inspired by the exhibition, celebrating the power of art which has made us feel better and kept us connected to loved ones during lockdown.
In this, the 75th anniversary year of VJ Day, authors and alumni Meg Parkes (MPhil Tropical Medicine 2013) and Geoff Gill (MA Tropical Medicine 1999, PhD 2009) look back at the recent "Secret Art of Survival" Exhibition at the Victoria Gallery & Museum and pay tribute to the VJ Day 75.
As a result of the COVID-19 lockdown, the VGM has made the exhibition available online
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?
Final preparations are underway for a new exhibition displaying the artwork of British FEPOW, Far East prisoners of war, who were captured by the Japanese during the Second World War.