Thursday, June 7th, Radlett Centre, 7.30 for 8pm
STANHOPE FORBES - A FISH SALE ON A CORNISH BEACH
This painting "A Fish Sale on a Cornish Beach" by Stanhope Forbes was exhibited to popular and critical acclaim at the Royal Academy in 1885 and established Forbes’ reputation. Other artists
were encouraged to join him in Cornwall, leading to the establishment of the Newlyn School. It is his best known painting and aptly illustrates the interest in local people and sense of realism typical of Newlyn painting .
Lecturer: Alan Read, BA MITG
Non-member admission £10
Thursday, August 9th, Radlett Centre, 7.30 for 8pm
SIR THOMAS BROCK K.C.B., R.A. LONDON’S FORGOTTEN SCULPTOR
Considered to be a leading sculptor of the New Sculpture Movement he is best known for the Queen Victoria Memorial at the end of the Mall in front of Buckingham Palace. In a long and successful career he has many important public statues to his credit. Our lecturer reveals his life in the light of an unpublished memoir, now identified as being by his son Frederick, and acquired by the V&A library in 1986
Lecturer : Dr. John Sankey, CMG PhD
Non-member admission £10
Sunday 20th May 2018
This is the ancestral home of the Dukes of Rutland. Adorned both indoors and out with the products of creative artists it includes works by Poussin, Durer, Rubens, Holbein and Gainsborough.
Depart Radlett 9:30
For further details see here and for a booking form see here.
24 June 2018
Petworth House (NT)
Home to an extraordinary collection of art, this magnificent 17th century mansion stands as a monument to the evolving taste of one family over 900 years. The state rooms are saturated with internationally important paintings by artists such as Van Dyck, Reynolds, Titian and Turner.
Depart Radlett 10:00
For further details see here and for a booking form see here. Note this booking form also covers the trips to Greenwich and Firle Place
The trip to Basildon Park planned for July has been cancelled as they no longer take groups at weekends
7th to 10th July
Up to 300 paintings and 3D works for sale. Hand made cards by artist members, Art books at very reduced prices, John Apthorp award for students. Students exhibition from the University of Hertfordshire and West Herts College.
Saturday 7th July - 2.30 pm - 6 pm
Sunday 8th July 10 am - 4 pm
Monday 9th July 10 am - 7 pm
Tuesday 10th July 10 am - 4 pm
Thursday Painting Workshop
We run a regular Thursday painting workshop for members For more details please see here.
Short Holiday in Yorkshire - 23rd to 26th September 2018
Our short holiday in 2018 will be to Yorkshire which has a wealth of places to visit for all tastes. Our 4-day tour, based in the beautiful spa town of Harrogate, discovers a selection of the many highlights the region has to offer, including visits to Chatsworth
House, Castle Howard and Beningbrough Hall. We will also go to Salts Mill with its David Hockney collections and other exhibitions and shops, including one for artists materials.
See here for full details and here for a booking form.
Bookings still being taken but apply quickly - we are getting close to being full!