We are very sad to inform you that our Chairman, Rob Reith, passed away on Saturday, 1st June 2019. He will be sorely missed by all the committee and the membership.
Thursday June 13th 2019
7.30 for 8 pm
The World of Man Ray
Man Ray - Emmanuel Radnitzky (1890-1976), was an American visual artist spending most of his career in Paris. He was a significant contributor to the Dada and Surrealist movements and produced major works in a variety of media. Best known for his photography, he was a renowned fashion and portrait photographer.
Lecturer: Barry Venning BA MA
Non-member admission £10
Thursday August 15th Radlett Centre, 7.30 for 8pm
Born in Nuremberg, he established his reputation and influence across Europe when he was still in his twenties for the high quality of his woodcut prints. He was in communication with the major Italian artists of his time who included Raphael, Leonardo da Vinci,and Giovanni Bellini. Dürer's introduction of classical motifs into Northern Art secured his standing as one of the most important figures of the Northern Renaissance.
Lecturer: Clare Ford-Wille BAA
Non-member admission £10
Sunday 23rd June 2019
Margate (Turner contemporary)
Departing 9:30 am
Our visit to Margate will focus on the Turner contemporary, an art gallery with some of Turner’s paintings and regular exhibitions. We will have a tour of their current exhibition (“Seaside Photographed, a major new exhibition examining the relationship between photographers, photography and the British seaside from the 1850s to the present”) when we are there. You can spend the rest of your day exploring the delights of Margate including its beach!
For a booking form and prices please click here
Sunday 21st July 2019 Woburn Abbey
Departing 10:00 am
Woburn Abbey has been in the Russell family since the mid-16th century and is today the family home of the Duke and Duchess of Bedford. Explore nearly 500 years of one family’s history, including the popularisation of afternoon tea, a Royal pardon, political reform and Royal visits. Discover an art collection including an unrivalled group of 16th and 17th-century portraits, works by Reynolds and Van Dyck and the largest private collection of Canaletto’s Venetian views on public display, together with a treasury of silver, porcelain and fine English and French furniture.
Our visit will include a guided tour of the house.
After the tour of the house you can visit the gardens or also rejoin the coach for a trip around the Safari park (extra charge). This would be a nice trip to bring your children or grand-children on.
Note that Woburn Abbey will be closed for 2020 so this will be one of your last opportunities to visit for more than a year.
For a booking form and prices please click here.
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Thursday Painting Workshop
We run a regular Thursday painting workshop for members For more details please see here.
53rd Summer exhibition
Our 53rd Annual Summer Exhibition this year is at a new venue! We are very excited to be holding it in Battlers Green Barn (adjacent to Battlers Green House opposite the Farm and shops). The date has been moved, too. The Exhibition will be open daily from Saturday 7th until Tuesday 10th September. No longer will our visitors have to make a choice – watching Wimbledon, the Cup Final or viewing our exhibition!
Our sincere thanks go to Paul Howarth for providing the venue for us.
If you wish to exhibit your paintings at the exhibition please click here for the entry rules and here for the entry form.
Our annual holiday will be from 15th to 18th September 2019 and we will be going to the Tamar Valley and staying at The Moorland Garden Hotel in Yelverton.
We will be visiting Stourhead, Saltram, Lanhydrock, Cotehele and Dyrham Park as well as a morning visit to Plymouth.
For further details please see the flyer here and booking form here.
Please note that the trip is now full with a waiting list.
The members Christmas Lunch will be held on Wednesday 11th Dec 2019