Three British artists will be showing their work at a special exhibition hosted by the Household Cavalry later this month.
Over the past 12 months Daniel Crane, Tom Hoar and Katie Scorgie have been given behind the scenes access to the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment.
And from 23-26 April the regiment will show the work at its London Hyde Park barracks.
The three artists captured the Regiment’s participation on some of the Nation’s most memorable days during last year’s ceremonial season – including the Royal Wedding and Trooping of the Colour.
In the week leading up to the anniversary of the Royal wedding the art is going to be exhibited at the London Barracks from 23-26 April.
“I focused not only on the ceremonial occasion itself, but also behind the scenes,” said Daniel Crane. “The suppressed air of orderly excitement as officers and troopers assemble and take their places, the Commanding Officer’s inspection before the Royal Wedding, or a warm moment between a trooper and his mount.”
“As a horseman I recognise the different characters in the ‘cavalry black’ horses and paint them as such, yet still retaining their soldierly uniformity.”
Tom Hoar added: “I focused on the immense individual and collective effort of regimental dailylife and the hardworking graft of the soldiers as they carried out their duties from the stables to the parade ground.”
Lieutenant Colonel Dan Hughes, the Commanding Officer, said: “For the first time in over 150 years, we have reinvigorated a great British tradition of martial art. Since the birth of the photograph and the introduction of tactical camouflage, artists and the military have become estranged.”
“This new exhibit will reincarnate and capture the glorious colours and movements of horse and soldier on canvas once more.”
This exhibition is being held to launch a new charity, The Household Cavalry Foundation. The Foundation has been set up to provide support to the regiment’s operational casualties as well as serving and retired Household Cavalrymen and their families. It will also provide support for horse welfare. All proceeds from the exhibition will go to the Foundation and make a significant impact on the lives of those the Foundation cares for.
The exhibition will be open 2pm-5pm and all attending need to present some form of photo ID.
For more information on the art or attending the exhibition, check out the Household Cavalry Art Exhibition Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Best-of-British-The-Household-Cavalry-in-Action-Art-Exhibtion/198296050280400 or Regimental facebook page at www.facebook.com/hcmr
For more information on Child & Child which is sponsoring the event visit www.childandchild.co.uk