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November Newsletter for Members
BEGINNING ON 26th MARCH, WE WILL BE HOLDING OUR MEETINGS ON THE 4TH TUESDAY OF THE MONTH.

The Arts Society Pewsey Vale committee


Visits Secretary

We really do need a volunteer or perhaps two to organise visits for our members and guests.


This role can be done by one or two people.  It is one of the most enjoyable roles in the Society - seeking out interesting places to visit and there would be plenty of help and advice available.

Currently, we have three visits a year - however, if we don't have any volunteers to do this role, there will be no visits for 2020 and beyond.

Please contact Tricia Duncan if you would like to know more about being Visits Secretary.
T:
01672 810443tricia@windward.biz
Our AGM will take place on Monday 10th December at 7:15pm, prior to the lecture.

LECTURE

Painting by Mary Swanzy

Monday 10 December 2018

Female Artists from Britain and Ireland

This talk story by Grant Ford looks at female artists from the 19th and 20th centuries. 

He will discuss the difficulties of becoming a successful female painter in both Britain and Ireland during both centuries and he will look at some of the extraordinary, innovative and creative paintings and works of art that were produced by these incredible women. 

Of particular note will be narrative paintings from the 19th century that illustrate poverty, domestic life, industrialisation and social divide.
 
STUDY DAYS

TUESDAY 5 MARCH 2019

2000 YEARS OF EUROPEAN ARCHITECTURE 
- AN ENGINEERS' PERSPESPECTIVE


with John Sherlock

 A wonderful day covering architecture of the classical period, medieval period and then Renaissance and Revival 

The day will be in three sessions:


Session 1: Classical Period: Ancient Greek and Roman domination resulting in the five orders of architecture. 

Session 2: Medieval Period: Byzantine style gives way to truly pan - European "Romanesque'.  Then Western European builders discovered the pointed arch and the Gothic style was established.

Session 3: Renaissance and Revival:  Return of classical Paladin, Baroque and Rococo.  Upheaval of 17/18C and Industrial revolution bought newer styles.

 
Click here to download the booking form

Study Day Secretary:  Sarah Townsend-Rose
01672 810427‬ /  sarahtrose@hotmail.com
WESSEX AREA STUDY DAYS

CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE WEBSITE
Exhibitions and Events
The Queens Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Until 4 May 2020

George IV is arguably the most magnificent of British monarchs and formed an unrivalled collection of art, much of which remains in the Royal Collection.

As Prince of Wales and, from 1820, magnificent king, he purchased paintings, metalwork, textiles, furniture, watercolours, books and ceramics in vast numbers, many of these works by the finest artists of the day. Bringing together Dutch and Flemish masterpieces, magnificent portraits by Sir Thomas Lawrence and Sir Joshua Reynolds, delicate French porcelain, intricate goldsmiths' work and elegant books and drawings, this exhibition will present George IV's life through the art that enriched his world.
EDWARD BURNE-JONES

Tate Britain, London

One of the last Pre-Raphaelites, Edward Burne-Jones brought imaginary worlds to life in awe-inspiring paintings, stained glass windows and tapestries

This exhibition – his first solo show at Tate since 1933 - charts Burne-Jones’s rise from an outsider with little formal art training to one of the most influential British artists of the late 19th century.

With over 150 objects, it will bring together major works from across his career for the first time in generations. Highlights include some of his best loved works, such as his huge paintings telling the dream

Click here for more information
ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM, OXFORD

Until 6 Jan 2019

SPELLBOUND

Magic, Ritual & Witchcraft


 

Explore the history of magic over eight centuries in this immersive and thought-provoking exhibition. The intriguing objects on display show how our ancestors used magical thinking to cope with the unpredictable world around them. They range from the fantastical and macabre (a unicorn’s horn, a human heart encased in lead), the beautiful and mysterious (exquisitely engraved rings to bind a lover and medieval books of ritual magic), to the deeply moving confessions of women accused of witchcraft.

 
Booking is recommended - www.ashmolean.org/spellbound

Lydiard House

Nr. Swindon, Wiltshire, SN5 3PA

A Palladian house set in 260 acres of landscaped parkland

The state apartments contain exceptional plasterwork, original furniture and furnishings, family portraits from the 15th to the 19th century, and a dressing room devoted to the 18th-century society artist Lady Diana Spencer.

Don't miss the intriguing 17th-century painted window by Abraham Van Linge depicting over 100 pieces of exquisitely painted glass figures, flowers, tiny flies and even an elephant.

Gainsborough & the Theatre

The Holburne Museum, Bath

Until 20 January 2019

The world of 18th-century theatre is illuminated through Gainsborough’s art and friendships

Click here to go to the website
 

If you know of an exhibition, event or lecture which would be of interest to our members, please tell us - email: pewseyvale@theartssociety.org
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