Global Cultural Representations of Conflict

This research cluster examines all aspects of the representations of conflict across the globe and how culture has responded and been affected.

Art and its engagement with conflict has been explored by The Ruskin School of Art. Shot at Dawn is a new body of work by the photographer Chloe Dewe Mathews that focuses on the sites at which British, French and Belgian troops were executed for cowardice and desertion between 1914 and 1918.

Shot at DawnPrivate Joseph Byers
Private Andrew Evans
Time unknown / 6.2.1915

Private George E. Collins
07:30 / 15.2.1915

Six Farm, Loker, West-Vlaanderen

© Chloe Dewe Mathews 2014


Commissioned by the Ruskin School of Art as part of 14-18 NOW, WW1 Centenary Art Commissions, the project comprises images of the locations at which individuals were shot or held in the period leading up to their execution, and all were taken as close as possible to the precise time at which the executions occurred. Further information on the work can be found here and a short film on the work here.