26 September 2019: Frank Woodgate- A Provocative Beauty – the Art of Grayson Perry.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recent Lectures

 Steven Desmond: Historic Gardens of the Italian Lakes. 

 Diana Lloyd: Royal Copenhagen Porcelain – and its place in the European Story.  

 Hilary Williams: The Wallace and Frick Collections – tantalising connections with Knole.  

 Guy Rooker: Leonardo da Vinci – the science behind the Art. 

 Sandy Burnett:  Igor Stravinsky, the Ballet Russes and the astonishing 1913 premiere of the Rite of Spring. 

Colin Davies: Zaha Hadid – Architectural Superstar. 

  Andrew Davies: The Victorian Christmas – a Celebration. 

Alexandra Epps’ lecture As Good as Gold – its significance and symbolism in the History of Art, was first created to celebrate the Arts Society’s Golden Anniversary. 

Brian Stater –  When Britain clicked – photography from the Swinging Sixties

Barry Venning – Giles, His Life, Times and Cartoons. A joyful way to end our summer season

Dale Chihuly – Glass artist of monumental installations

Capability Brown – Post Baroque, naturalistic, English Landscape gardener

World War 1 – Wilfred Own, Poetry, Art and Music

  Foreigners in London 1520-1677 – Artists who changed the course of British Art.  

Antony Gormley – A Body of Work.

 Gustav Klimt: Craftsmanship and Sensuality. 

Masters of the Sea: Highlights of Maritime Art

The Ship Burial at Sutton Hoo

Piero della Francesca:The Light of the North meets the Logic of the South

Sicily: The Kingdom of the Sun

Thomas Heatherwick: The Leonardo of our Times