Surrey

In pictures: Exhibition explores the impact of war

Image copyright Courtesy of Lightbox
Image caption A new exhibition at The Lightbox gallery and museum, in Woking, Surrey, takes inspiration from the commemoration of the centenary of World War One and explores the impact of war through the eyes of artists. This work showing the interior of a French barrack Adrian Hut was drawn with coloured chalks on brown paper by Eric Kennington (1917-1918).
Image copyright Estate of CRW Nevinson
Image caption CRW Nevinson was appointed as an official war artist in 1917 following a successful first exhibition which caused a stir due to its realistic depictions of life and death on the Western Front during World War One. "A Dawn" (1914) shows French soldiers transformed into a war machine.
Image copyright Estate of Graham Sutherland
Image caption War artist Graham Sutherland recorded Britain at war during World War Two. He spent three weeks underground in the Cornish tin mines in 1942.
Image copyright Justar Misdemeanor
Image caption "Soldier" (1988) by Justar Misdemeanor invites the viewer to speculate why the soldier is lying curled in the foetal position, rendered seemingly helpless.
Image copyright The Estate of Barnett Freedman
Image caption Barnett Freedman was commissioned to work on board the battle cruiser HMS Repulse in 1941, which was deployed to protect merchant ships carrying essential foods and materials for the war effort.
Image copyright The Elisabeth Frink Estate
Image caption Elisabeth Frink's "Eagle (Lectern)" (1962) was commissioned for Coventry Cathedral, which had been badly bombed during World War Two, as part of the legacy to rebuild and remember the wars. The exhibition at The Lightbox gallery ends on 4 January 2015.

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