Current Exhibitions

The Fields Of Battle 1914-18 - Paintings and Drawings by Robert Perry RBSA

6 September – 2 NovemberView near the Glacial Boulder, Cannock Chase

To commemorate the Centenary of World War 1, we are delighted to be hosting a major exhibition of paintings and drawings by Midlands based artist Robert Perry.

Robert’s work is original and thought provoking and in the best tradition of a landscape artist, a direct response to Nature.

His mobile studio enables him to produce, often large scale works, entirely on location. He is a  regular visitor to the Somme & Verdun, working on the View near Rifle Range Corner, Cannock ChaseWestern Front battlefields for over 20 years.

The atmospheric images in this exhibition depict the landscape as it is today, where nature and time have begun to erase the scars of war.

On show for the first time will be a series of works commissioned for the exhibition, depicting Messines and the links with Cannock Chase in Staffordshire.|


Find out more about Robert Perry's work through these films via youtube;

Robert Perry in the First World War Battlefields. "The Somme"|

"Verdun & Vauquois" Robert Perry in the First World War Battlefields|


Exhibition & Events Programme

PDF DocumentExhibitions & Events May-Nov 2014| (2.4mb)

PDF DocumentExhibitions & Events Nov-May 2015| (2.21mb)

For further information about the Shire Hall Gallery exhibition programme contact the Exhibitions Officer Kim Gould on 01785 278345, or email|

Exhibitions & Events information can also be found on the What's On| page.


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