Charles Williams

As the chronicler of the Free Republic of Great Britain (1951 – 91) I wish to visit Susak to trace the 1948 visit of a delegation of the BCP to meet the Yugoslavian leadership, a meeting later immortalised in Alex Koolmann’s famous painting ‘Meeting on Susak’ (now destroyed). I should like to find the setting of the painting, with a view to re-making the painting.

Charles Williams is a painter whose work looks directly at the artifice of painting. He is studying for a PhD, examining the connection between narrative and improvisation in painting, and his current projects involve a counter factual history of a Warsaw Pact post-war Great Britain, a taxonomy of representations of the nature of being a man, and the collection, re-telling and elaboration of artists’ anecdotes.