The Arts Society Lymington
We are The Arts Society Lymington. We welcome established and new members and visitors to our evening meetings, held on the second Wednesday of each month from September to June at 7.00 for 7.30.
For years we were called The Lymington Decorative and Fine Arts Society, and we were members of The National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Societies - NADFAS.
NADFAS has changed its name to The Arts Society. We have changed our name as well, in order to continue using the national body's help and information. This means that we are able to request expert experienced lecturers to visit us and talk about their particular specialities accompanying their talks with splendid illustrative presentations.
The national association ensures that all their accredited speakers are well qualified and good at delivering interesting and stimulating talks to their audiences. The topics from which we choose our lectures cover all the arts, from Old Masters to modern jewellery, beautiful old buildings to modern sculpture. We make a selection of ten different subjects each season covering a wide spectrum of interest in the arts fields with a question and answer session with the speaker at the end of the hour's talk.
On February 14th we will be welcoming Sian Walters who will talk about Tintoretto and the Scuola di San Roca. Sian lectures for the National Gallery and Surrey University; she worked for the Penny Guggenheim Museum and she specialises in 15th and 16th century Italian painting. We will celebrate Tintoretto's amazing series of paintings for the Scuola di San Roca and then see how his work influeced subsequent artists.