Rachael Lomas looks at the Falklands in new show at Weston-super-Mare Helicopter Museum

By Kayleigh Rose Lewis | 06 February 2012
A photo of an illustration of a biblical figure as part of a patterned mural
Exhibition: Inscape Landscape, The Helicopter Museum, Weston-super-Mare, until July 22 2012

Commemorating the 30th Anniversary of the Falklands war, West Country artist Rachael Lomas has made a series of pen and ink drawings, cut shapes and shadow imagery designed to capture the environment of the Falklands and how it affected those serving in the conflict.

Lomas interviewed veterans to get a real insight into the minds and memories of those who fought on the front line and create an honest, if provocative, exhibition.

"I want to interpret the conflict from a retrospective view point, examining the 'Inscape' of the servicemen involved and how they connected emotionally with the environment," she explains.

"The terrain is visually harsh, foreboding and somewhat unnerving and I think that serves as a very powerful metaphor for what the troops had to endure."

Her collection provides a thought-provoking observation of the experiences, memories and comradeship of those who served in the 1982 war.

The museum, the largest of its kind, will also run a factual display created by volunteers and the North Somerset Modelling Society, detailing the roles of helicopters in the conflict.

In May, Inscape Landscape will feature alongside many other events as part of a special 30th Anniversary Falklands Weekend at the museum, which will be part of the national Museums at Night campaign.

  • Open 10am-4.30pm (5.30pm from April 1). Admission £6/£5 (family ticket £17-£19).
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