The Art of Deception!

Picture above by Stephen Bone, Leamington 1940, oil on canvas

The Leamington Spa Art Gallery and Museum are holding an exhibition entitled ‘Concealment & Deception: The work of the Leamington camouflage group in the Second World War’ from July to October 2016.

Displaying work from distinguished artists including Christopher Ironside, Leon Underwood, Stephen Bone, and Robin Darwin; the exhibition will also show the complex technical skills needed to design, test, and produce building and naval camouflage during this time.

If you would like to know more please visit the Art Gallery’s website here or read their recent press release here.

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Colin Moss, The Turn table  at Leamington Spa, 1939-1941, pen, pencil and watercolour on paper

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Colin Moss, Morning after the Blitz, 1940, pencil and watercolour on paper

Get Involved!

We are a group of local organisations and residents who want to celebrate the wonderful world of camouflage and the role Leamington played during the Second World War.

We are fascinated particularly by the way camouflage brought people together from the worlds of art, design, science, and industry. Much like this project has!

We are pleased to be working with the Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum who are holding an exhibition called The Art of Deception from July until October 2016.

Leamington Lamp are organising educational and music events; the Leamington History Group are hosting walks; Art in the Park are planning a camouflage themed artwork; and we are working with the business groups of Leamington to create a British Restaurant networking hub!

Want to get involved? Please contact Pip on