Tuesday March 10th 2020, Radlett Centre, 12:30 for 1:00 pm
FREE FOR ALL
‘The Stunners’ Pre-Raphaelites their women and their Art
The Pre-Raphaelites occupied a unique position in 19th century art, representing a major turning point in Victorian culture. They were a precocious brotherhood of artists, but with a success largely due to the powerful beauty of their female models and muses or ‘Pre-Raphaelite Stunners’ as they were known at the time. The significance of their inspiration is the theme of today’s fascinating lecture
Lecturer: Anita Greene, BA, MA Visual Culture and Tate Guide
Thursday 23rd April 2020
Radlett Centre 7:30 for 8:00pm
This overview of American Realist art from the late C19 onwards, includes celebrated images by Edward Hopper, Grant Wood and Andrew Wyeth; also examined are lesser known but no less remarkable talents such as George Tooker , the ‘poet of American post-war anxiety’, and Archibald J Motley, the African-American chronicler of Harlem society.
Lecturer: Barry Venning MA, The Arts Society Accredited
Sunday 22nd March 2020 - Saatchi Gallery King Tutankhamun Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh
The largest number of King Tutankhamun treasures ever to leave Egypt will be in London for an exhibition which organisers say will never happen again. It will have 150 original artefacts from Tutankhamun’s tomb, 60 of which have never left Egypt before. The objects will include a gold inlaid miniature coffin which contained the king’s liver after it was removed during the mummification process, a gilded wooden bed with carved lion feet probably made specially for Tutankhamun’s funeral and a gilded wooden shrine showing intimate scenes of royal domestic harmony. One of two life-sized guardian statues of the king, which flanked the sealed entrance to his burial chamber, will also be among the artefacts leaving Cairo for the first time.
Sorry - now sold out again. I am running a waiting list so please contact me if you would like to be put on it.
For a booking form and prices please click here
Sunday April 19th 2020,
Compton Verney was opened to the public in 2004 and has themed collections of Chinese Art, paintings from 'Golden Age' of Neapolitan art from 1600 to 1800, Northern European Art from 1450 to 1650, British Folk art and British Portraits. During our visit there will also be a special exhibition on Lucas Cranach the Elder (1472 – 1553), one of the most successful German artists of all time.
Other works on display include items by Sir Joshua Reynolds, Sir William Beechey, and Canaletto. Subjects include portraits of Elizabeth 1st, Edward VI, Henry VIII and Horatio Nelson.
Please note that bookings are required by 1st April.
For a flyer click here and for a booking form (which also includes our trip to Leicester in May) click here.
Workshop / Study Day
Sunday March 8th 2020
Come and have a fun day of Painting and instruction with Jan Munro a professional artist who works in all mediums.
Where: Radlett Village Institute, Watling Street. Radlett
Time: 10.00 until 4.00 (bring your own lunch - tea, coffee provided) Cost: £50
For further details and how to book see here
54th Summer exhibition
Our 54th Annual Summer Exhibition in 2020 will again be held at Battlers Green Barn. The planned dates are from 4th to 7th June to coincide with the Radlett Festival of Culture but those dates are still to be confirmed.
Our sincere thanks go to Paul Howarth for providing the venue for us.
September 6th to 9th (note change of date from printed calendar)
Holiday to Shropshire. Our holiday this year will be to Shropshire staying at the Mercure Shrewsbury Albrighton Hall Hotel and visiting the Barber Institute of Fine Arts, Shrewsbury town centre including the Abbey, Powis Castle, Attingham Park and Wightwick Manor. For more details see here for a flyer and booking form.
Thursday Painting Workshop
We run a regular Thursday painting workshop for members For more details please see here.