Lecture Programme 2018/19


16 October 2018

WOMEN BEHIND THE LENS: OUTSTANDING FEMALE PHOTOGRAPHERS AND THEIR CONTRIBUTION TO THE ART OF PHOTOGRAPHY

The work of women photographers has often been neglected.  Brian Stater seeks to correct that by examining the work of 3 British and 2 American practitioners.

Mr Brian Stater

 

Followed by WELCOME PARTY FOR NEW MEMBERS.

 

AND: Tickets on sale for Festive Drinks & Mince Pies event on Tuesday 20 November 2018


20 November 2018

CARTOONERY : ENGLISH ATTITUDES

Cartoonists from the Georgians to the present day.

Be prepared for a witty, humurous, genteel and vivacious lecture to amuse and give pleasure!

Mr Tim Stimson

 

Followed by FESTIVE DRINKS AND MINCE PIES. 


15 January 2019

THE BOTANIC GARDENS OF LONDON BEFORE KEW

Thousands of plant species from across the world. How many of these are now staples of our gardens?

Dr Mark Spencer

 

AND: Tickets on sale for Day of Special Interest (Japanese Architecture) event on Thursday 7 March 2019 and Phillip Jackson Studio visit on 22 March 2019


 19 February 2019

THE ART AND SCANDALOUS LIVES OF THE BLOOMSBURY GROUP

We look at their companions, their relationships and their contribution to the visual arts.

The art of the three main “Bloomsbury” artists (Duncan Grant, Vanessa Bell and Roger Fry) cannot be separated from their astonishing lives.

Mr Frank Woodgate

 

AND: Tickets on sale for Day of Special Interest (Japanese Architecture) event on Thursday 7 March 2019 and Phillip Jackson Studio visit on 22 March 2019


19 March 2019

THE MAGIC OF PRAGUE:  CZECH ART AND CULTURE

Looking back at ancient mythology, the Czechs imagined a new future by means of art, architecture, literature, and music.

Mr Gavin Plumley 

 

AND: Tickets on sale for Champs Hill visit on 7 May 2019


16 April 2019

WILLIAM MORRIS INTERIORS. SIMPLICITY OR SPLENDOUR

According to his contemporaries, the great charm of William Morris’s method of decoration was the fact that it lent itself to either ‘simplicity or splendour’.

This talk looks at commissions from rich clients as well as more ordinary interiors.

Ms Joanna Banham 

 

AND: Tickets on sale for Champs Hill visit on 7 May 2019, The Bloomsbury Set visit on 16 May 2019 and Red House & Down House visit on 12 June 2019


21 May 2019

IMAGES OF WOMEN: PRE RAPHAELITE PAINTING

The women featured in the paintings of Rossetti and Burne-Jones were models, wives, mistresses and artists.  The life stories of ‘the stunners’ is as seductive as their painted images and it is difficult to divorce one from the other.

Dr Anne Anderson

 

AND: Tickets on sale for Red House & Down House visit on 12 June 2019


18 June 2019

MANET’S ART AND THE MUSIC THAT INSPIRED HIM

This lecture brings together Manet’s art and the rich range of Music that inspired him, from Spanish Flamenco the Haydn string quartets, Wagner piano transcriptions and café songs.

Dr Lois Oliver

 

AND: Tickets on sale for Russell-Coates Museum visit on 4 September 2019


16 July 2019

AGM at 10amDoors open at 9.30am

‘WINE AND THE VINE IN ART ‘

The story of wine is littered with surprises and adventures.  Wine is as enticing for art lovers as for cellar masters and has been the drink of kings and heroes.

Mrs Hilary Hope Guise

 

AND: Tickets on sale for Russell-Coates Museum visit on 4 September 2019