Surrender 100 Community Art Exhibition – we want you!

28th February 2019

We want your original artwork to be part of a special community exhibition on May 24th-27th 2019


An example of collage piece made in our U Boat art workshop in 2018


Be inspired by the German U Boat Surrender off the Suffolk and Essex coast on November 20th 1918, an internationally significant event that marked the final days of World War One after the Armistice. 168 submarines made their way into the Stour estuary and created an extraordinary sight, lined up into a U Boat avenue, which even the King came to see. We want you to bring this incredible event to life, and be part of our local exhibition.

Have your work displayed at a three day exhibition in The Old Bank Studios, Harwich, alongside unique prints of official watercolours created by war artists in 1918, from the Imperial War Museum archive.

Three age categories for entries — all abilities welcome!

Age 11 and under

Age 12-17

18 and over


Best in category receives a prize!                

Popular vote also during the weekend with final prize.

The artwork can be anything from collages, paintings, photography, textiles, or more as long as it is inspired by the U Boat story or the estuary landscape.


For information on how to take part and to see the Imperial War Museum official war art prints, please see the Surrender story from main menu.


Contact Sian at info@nhscic.org to take part, or for details.

Entry form below must be completed and confirmed to take part.

IWM U Boat Community Art Exhibition Form



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