Programme Membership year 2021 For the moment we will continue with the lectures on Zoom. Links to the meetings will be emailed a few days before the event. ooo000ooo The lecture programme is subject to change so keep checking back to the website for the latest information about lectures. 2021 Wed 26th May 2021 7:30pm on Zoom Ian Swankie Pots and Frocks: The World of Grayson Perry Best known for his outlandish appearances dressed as his feminine alter ego, Claire, Grayson Perry is now a core part of the art establishment, a Turner Prize winner, Royal Academician, popular broadcaster and colourful character. He’s possibly one of the world’s best-known contemporary artists. His works of ceramics, textiles, tapestries and prints are highly sought after. Often controversial, he tackles difficult subjects in a poignant yet witty way and holds a mirror up to society. This talk will examine Grayson Perry’s work, his exciting and thought-provoking exhibitions, and the unique character inside the flamboyant frocks. Click here for more information on Grayson Perry June 23rd 2021 7:30 on Zoom Catharine Wallace Art in a Cornish Church: Annie Walke and the artists who made paintings for St Hilary’s Church The Reverend Bernard Walke was the Catholic/Anglican vicar of St. Hilary Church for twenty years. In that time he and his wife the painter Annie Walke (1888-1965) befriended many of the artists living and visiting Cornwall at the time and invited them to make paintings for the church. This lecture looks at the work of Annie Walke and works by other artists such as Ernest Procter and Roger Fry that were made for St. Hilary's. September 25th 2021 Information on Venue or Zoom later Timothy Walker The Subtle Science and Exact art of using colour in English garden design – why gardening can rank as a fine art In 1882 Gertrude Jekyll wrote a short but seminal article in The Garden in which she urged the readers to “remember that in a garden we are painting a picture”. As an accomplished watercolour artist, Miss Jekyll was familiar with the principles of using colours, but she felt that in gardens these principles “had been greatly neglected”. This talk looks at how to apply these principles in designing a border, but it also looks at the ways in which a border is different from a painting. However, it goes further than this and looks at how contemporary work of the likes of Turner, Monet, Rothko, Jackson Pollack evolved in parallel with ideas about what a garden or border should look like.
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The Arts Society Leicester
Programme      Membership year 2020/21  For the moment we will continue with the lectures on Zoom.  Links to the meetings will be emailed a few days before the event.  The e-newsletter will continue to be sent out with the latest information and links.  ooo000ooo   Wed 26th May 2021 7:30pm on Zoom Ian Swankie  Pots and Frocks: The World of Grayson Perry  Best known for his outlandish appearances dressed as his feminine alter ego, Claire, Grayson Perry is now a core part of the art establishment, a Turner Prize winner, Royal Academician, popular broadcaster and colourful character. He’s possibly one of the world’s best-known contemporary artists. His works of ceramics, textiles, tapestries and prints are highly sought after.   Often controversial, he tackles difficult subjects in a poignant yet witty way and holds a mirror up to society. This talk will examine Grayson Perry’s work, his exciting and thought-provoking exhibitions, and the unique character inside the flamboyant frocks.  Click here for more information on Grayson Perry   June 23rd 2021   7:30 on Zoom  Catharine Wallace Art in a Cornish Church: Annie Walke and the artists who made paintings for St Hilary’s Church  The Reverend Bernard Walke was the Catholic/Anglican vicar of St. Hilary Church for twenty years. In that time he and his wife the painter Annie Walke (1888-1965) befriended many of the artists living and visiting Cornwall at the time and invited them to make paintings for the church. This lecture looks at the work of Annie Walke and works by other artists such as Ernest Procter and Roger Fry that were made for St. Hilary's.    September 25th 2021  Information on Venue or Zoom later Timothy Walker The Subtle Science and Exact art of using colour in English garden design – why gardening can rank as a fine art  In 1882 Gertrude Jekyll wrote a short but seminal article in The Garden in which she urged the readers to “remember that in a garden we are painting a picture”.  As an accomplished watercolour artist, Miss Jekyll was familiar with the principles of using colours, but she felt that in gardens these principles “had been greatly neglected”.  This talk looks at how to apply these principles in designing a border, but it also looks at the ways in which a border is different from a painting.  However, it goes further than this and looks at how contemporary work of the likes of Turner, Monet, Rothko, Jackson Pollack evolved in parallel with ideas about what a garden or border should look like.
Web site and mobile phone pages designed, created and maintained by Janet Groome, Handshake Computer Training