Gallery in wartime
During the Second World War, the Gallery’s paintings were hidden for safe keeping in caves in Manod, Wales. When the bombing raids lessened in 1942, it was decided to bring one painting a month back to the Gallery for display. Each night, the work was removed from display and stored in an underground strong room for safety. The arrival of each painting was a news event.
This series of talks focuses on those paintings which attracted the highest visitor numbers.
What might these paintings have meant to those living through the trauma of war?