Capture the Castle with Tim Craven


Capture the Castle 

Tim Craven worked at Southampton City Art Gallery for 37 years in conservation, collection management and as Curator. He left in 2017 to pursue his own art practice and freelance curation. He formed The Arborealists in 2013 and joined The London Group in 2015. He was elected Chair of Southampton’s Museums, Archives and Galleries in 2019.

Capture the Castle will illustrate the story of British castles – from its arrival in 1066 and architectural development to its military perfection in the late 13th century; and from its subsequent change of status and last hurrah in the English Civil War to ruination and discovery by artists of the Romantic Movement that inspired Gothic Revival and fantasy castles.

To accompany Tim’s talk local guitarist/vocalist Deborah Goatley-Birch will be performing popular music which reference castles in celebration of the Pether paintings on loan from Southampton City Council.

Tickets £5 (£4 for FOSMAG / SAS members) and include evening access to GHT's Collections Gallery.