In his talk on Eight Contemporary Painters which He gave to a very well supported meeting following our AGM, Dr Chris Davies gave us a most informative and interesting talk about eight contemporary painters as he explored the continuing practice of painting by these artists at a time when there has been a movement in some art school circles to denigrate its importance. Continue reading 17-1-2019 Dr Chris Davies and our AGM
Our next Bruton Art Society lecture is entitled OUT OF THE BLUE and will be given by Alexandra Drysdale. Members and non-members are most welcome.
Alexandra is an art historian, artist and experienced NADFAS lecturer.
See our poster and read more about her approach. Continue reading The Story of Blue in Art. Tues. April 4th 2.30 p.m.
We had an extremely good turnout of over fifty at the hall in North Cadbury and with generous donations of snacks to eat with the tea, the combination of social occasion and lecture made for a fitting end to our year. Here is Will’s report on Juliet Heslewood’s fine talk. Continue reading Christmas Talk. Juliet Heslewood – Painters in Provence, 1st Dec.
We are looking forward to seeing you at the Christmas Party on Thursday 1 December (2.30 p.m) We will be having the traditional fare and will be taking the occasion to welcome new members and thank our helpers at the exhibition.
There will as well be a lecture by Juliet Heslewood on Painters in Provence. CHANGE OF VENUE Continue reading BAS Lecture and Christmas Party 1st Dec
Thurs 21st January at 2.30 p.m. at Caryford Hall (BA7 7JJ) We do encourage you to come to this. It is the time when you can voice your opinions about the society and vote members onto the committee. This year we will be presenting a revised constitution for the Society.
Every bit as exciting as the AGM if not more so will be the talk that Will is giving us on Samuel Palmer which will follow the AGM at about 3.30 p.m. Continue reading BAS Annual General Meeting and Talk on Samuel Palmer by Will Vaughan
It was a great pleasure to welcome Colin Wiggins, Special Projects Curator at The National Gallery, to deliver the Christmas Lecture for the Bruton Art Society. Continue reading Colin Wiggins – Back to the future;New Art From Old at The National Gallery
Thursday 23rd April. 2.00 p.m. for 2.30 p.m. A lecture by Jane de Sausmarez at the Market House, Castle Cary. Continue reading Colour: Understanding the Deception. Jane de Sausmarez
In a totally absorbing lecture entitled Time at the Museum Dr Alexander Sturgis Director of the Ashmolean in Oxford explored how the role of museums in making the past present works and in which he looked at the way the immediacy of museum objects can both help and hinder historical understanding. Continue reading BAS Christmas Lecture by Dr Alexander Sturgis
Dr Alexander Sturgis, who has recently taken up the position of Director of the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford is coming to deliver a lecture to Bruton Art Society which he has entitled Time at the Museum. Continue reading Not to be Missed. Director of the Ashmolean Coming