Panel Discussion

Panel Discussion: The Art of Defence

Panel Discussion in Lecture Theatre

Thursday 21 February 2019
5:00pm – 7:00pm


A025 Lecture Theatre, AUB
5:00pm – 6:00pm

The panel will be discussing the role of artists, graphic designers and other creative practitioners in the defence of Britain during wartime.

Event and exhibition hosted by Professor Stuart Bartholomew, CBE, Principal and Vice-Chancellor, AUB

Chaired by David Lund, Dazzle & The Art of Defence Curator and Senior Lecturer, BA (Hons) Modelmaking, Arts University Bournemouth

Panel Members to include:

  • Camilla Wilkinson, Senior Lecturer, Department of Architecture and Cities University of Westminster.
  • Naomi Games, Designer and Author
  • Tim Fryer, Trustee of The Medmenham Collection
  • Nick Welch, OBE, Chief Operating Officer, Arts University Bournemouth


David Lund is a PhD student and Senior Lecturer on BA (Hons) Modelmaking at the Arts University Bournemouth. His principle research interests include architectural modelmaking, design history and material culture. He is particularly interested in exploring different approaches to understanding and interpreting material objects. A trained architectural modelmaker, David works as a consultant helping architectural practices introduce digitally augmented modelmaking techniques. With experience in commercial and residential interior design, he also provides freelance technical design and installation support for TheGallery at AUB.

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meet the panel members

Camilla Wilkinson
Camilla Wilkinson is a Senior Lecturer and Studio Leader in the Department of Architecture at the University of Westminster where she has been a faculty member since 2011, teaching at graduate and undergraduate levels. Camilla is currently writing a paper on 1914 – 18 War camouflage system Dazzle Painting. As well as archive research and academic references, she uses practice-based techniques of drawing and animation as a research tool. Camilla has developed reciprocal areas of research between her architecture Design Studio and subject Dazzle Camouflage with particular emphasis on time and space, concept development, and the values of courage and failure.

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Naomi Games
Naomi Games is a freelance designer and author. She studied Graphic Design at the London College of Printing when Tom Eckersley was Head of the Department of Design. Naomi has written and illustrated nine educational activity books for children.

Since the death of her father, renowned poster designer, Abram Games in 1996, Naomi has produced touring exhibitions of his work and of his contemporaries. She also runs an archive of Abram’s work, which is accessible to the public. Naomi produced a film on Abram, co-wrote a monograph on him and two books about his involvement with London Transport and with the 1951 Festival of Britain.

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Tim Fryer
Tim Fryer is a Trustee of The Medmenham Collection which holds a unique archive of material related to the production and use of Photographic Intelligence (now called Imagery Intelligence). The principal focus is on the wartime Photographic Interpreters, and all the specialists supporting them, at the Central Interpretation Unit at RAF Medmenham.

Trained as a RAF Photographic Interpreter (PI) in 1977, Tim served in uniform for 18 years in both PI and Intelligence posts. He served in Whitehall on the personal staff of the Chief of the Air Staff; as a Defence Intelligence Staff Officer; and at the time of the First Gulf War, as a Duty Officer. A second career in Defence Intelligence was as a civilian Intelligence Officer both as an Imagery Analyst, including instructing UK and International trainees, and in various staff appointments.

His retirement from the Civil Service in 2012 was, fittingly, at RAF Wyton in Cambridgeshire where he first trained as a PI and where the Collection’s archive is now housed.

Nick Welch
Nick Welch is the Chief Operating Officer at the Arts University Bournemouth. He joined the University from a senior role in the British Army, where he reached the rank of Major General, finishing as the Assistant Chief of the General Staff.

Prior to joining the Army, Nick studied Engineering and Economics at Birmingham University and has an MA in Military Studies from Cranfield University. He taught at the Joint Services Command and Staff College and led the Army staff course specialising in Leadership and Operational Art.

Nick has seen service with the British Army across the world, including in Northern Ireland, Central America, the Balkans, Africa and Afghanistan, as well as serving with the United Nations in the Congo. He has been awarded a number of honours including the Queen’s Commendation for Valuable Service (twice), an MBE in 2001 for his service in the former Yugoslavia and was further appointed as an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 2006.

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Admission: Free
Booking is essential (limited numbers)
You can book your place here.

Please bring your tickets with you for entry to the panel discussion. Tickets are not needed for the Private View.


TheGallery, AUB
6:00pm – 7:00pm

Exhibition Private View and Drinks Reception.

Free open event, RSVP not required.
This will follow the panel discussion.

To celebrate the official opening of Dazzle & The Art of Defence at TheGallery, we are holding a private view to welcome all staff, students and visitors.