The Great War at The Meffan

Commemorating centenary of start of WW1.
Commemorating centenary of start of WW1.

To commemorate the centenary of the start of The First World War, The Meffan in Forfar is hosting an exhibition which includes a selection of objects from Angus Museums’ collection.

Also on display is the painting ‘Backs to the Wall’ by renowned military artist Robert Gibb RSA.

The painting was inspired by Sir Douglas Haig’s famous Special Order of the Day at the time of the Great German Offensive of April 1918.

The exhibition runs until October 24 and is open Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m, admission free.

It is staged in Gallery 2 which can be found on the first floor of the gallery.

Visitors can also view the current exhibition on the ground floor by Helen Angell-Preece, which runs until August 23.

Here Helen expands her ongoing fascination with architecture and space, and how place gives us a sense of ourselves and ‘being’ here.

This will be followed from August 30 to September 27 by an exhibition of work by David Faithfull.

Entitled ‘Seomar - Chamber’ - it is a series of chamber or room installations created with reference to a particular feature or issue within the Scottish landscape.

Each defined space is customised with location-specific wallpaper and shelves, housing a distinct array of items.