Willis Museum and Sainsbury Gallery
May half term, Talk

Capture the Castle

Illustrated talk by Tim Craven

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. Southampton City Art Gallery staged the Capture the Castle exhibition in the summer of 2017.

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.


  • Harlech Castle

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