Our next lecture 27th September 2018

When Britain clicked – photography from the Swinging Sixties

Speaker Brian Stater will look at the golden age of the 1960s when photographers like David Bailey and Terence Donovan revolutionised the way in which society in general viewed fashion and popular culture. 

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25th October 2018 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. Looking at creations ancient, contemporary, sacred and profane she shows that all that glisters certainly is gold.

10.65 Gram Alaska Gold Nugget - Fairbanks

Recent Lectures

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