Some of our Future Talks

11th April 2018

Barry Venning:  Turner: General Paintings.

Turner was a prodigious talent and had great ambition.  He is one of Britain's most celebrated painters, many of his works are well kown to us all.  His landscapes transformed what was then the lowly genre of landscape painting into a deeply influential vehicle.

Three familiar Turner landscapes,

9th May 2018

Elizabeth Merry:  Heritage of Storms.

Lord Byron, his romantic heritage and artistic legacy.

Lord Byron was one of the most celebrated 'stars' of his era, from England to Greece and beyond.  His poetry and politics left lasting impressions on many peoples and his legacy is still making waves.

Lord Byron in Albanian dress, painted by Thomas Phillips 1813, in the British Ambassador's residence, Athens.

The reception of Lord Byron at Missolonghi.

13th June 2018

Vivienne Lawes: Not so shabby chic.

Juxtaposing works of art from antiquity to the present.

Lecturer and curator Vivienne has an interest in Eastern art and contemporary works.  She has a project on equine sculpture and writes in many journals.  From the Renaissance to the present day we will explore what makes for success in art.