Thursday September 12th, Radlett Centre, 7.30 for 8pm
Sickert and the Camden Town Group
Walter Sickert (1860-1942) was a British painter and printmaker and founder of the Camden Town Group, a group of Post-Impressionist artists. Considered an important influence on British style of avant-garde art, he made a name for himself in Victorian London. Cosmopolitan and eccentric, his work was often mysterious and Brighton Pierrots ghoulish. At the time, his personality and eerie paintings simply defined the cutting edge artist he was. But decades later a deeper look at Sickert gave rise to the possibility of another identity - that of Jack the Ripper.
Lecturer: Frank Woodgate BA
Non-member admission £10
Tuesday 22nd October 12 noon for 1 pm
FREE FOR ALL
The art of John Everett Millais
Sir John Everett Millais (1829-1896), was an English painter and illustrator, one of the founders of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. A child prodigy at eleven, he was the youngest student to enter the Royal Academy schools and was selected as an associate member of the Royal Academy in 1853 soon becoming a full member, and a successful and prominent active participant.
Lecturer: Sarah Stopford, BA (Harvard)
Sunday 22nd September 2019
Departing 9:20 am
Note earlier departure time than previously stated
This is a 14th century Manor House and Gardens once the property of King Henry VIII, was left to his son King Edward VI and granted to Sir William Sidney in 1552. Baron’s Hall - Described by the writer John Julius Norwich as ‘one of the grandest rooms in the world’. The West Solar contains an interesting collection of family portraits, a copy of the famous ‘La Volta’ painting depicting Elizabeth I dancing, furniture and porcelain. Wander along the magnificent Elizabethan Long Gallery, full of royal and family portraits with replica Tudor costumes on display.
For a booking form and prices please click here
Sunday 27th October 2019
Dulwich Picture Gallery and Rembrandt’s Light
Note the printed calendar has the incorrect date for this visit. It will be on Sunday 27th October.
The Gallery house over 600 works rich in European Masterpieces including Rembrandt, Canaletto and Poussin. Our visit will include a visit to the special exhibition opening in October - Rembrandt’s Light
2019 is The Year of Rembrandt with celebrations taking place throughout Europe to mark 350 years since the artist’s death (1669). Dulwich Picture Gallery will stage London’s Rembrandt moment with an innovative exhibition that aims to refresh the way that we look at works by this incomparable Dutch Master. Along with many firsts, this show will bring the captivating painting Philemon and Baucis (National Gallery of Art, Washington) to the UK for the first time. ‘Rembrandt’s Light’ will bring together 35 carefully selected international loans that focus on Rembrandt’s mastery of light and visual storytelling, concentrating on his greatest years from 1639-1658, when he lived in his ideal house at Breestraat in the heart of Amsterdam (today the Museum Het Rembrandthuis).
The Gallery have not yet set a price for the exhibition yet so I can't currently take bookings. I expect to be able to open bookings by the end of August.
Workshop / Study Day
Sunday September 29th 2019
Come and have a fun day of Painting and instruction with Roger Dellar 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
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