Past Events

This is a short-form list of events organised by Art Friends Warwickshire. Details of all events appear in the relevant issues of ARTLOOK, which can be found HERE

2024

February  Monet and the Water Lilies – A Talk by Ross King. This published author and art historian spoke on Monet’s later life and successes with his Water Lilies.

January A talk entitled “PRESENTS AND PROTOCOLS2:GLOBAL DIPLOMATIC GIFTS IN GEORGIAN ENGLAND, 1793-1820” delivered by Zoom, by Curator of Decorative Arts, Rachel Peat Underhill, about gifts received by the Royal Family from Envoys and Ambassadors 

2023

December Visit to Compton Verney to see the exhibition “History in the Making” – including exhibits from Woburn Abbey

November Visit to the Phantom Sculpture Exhibition at the Mead Gallery

October Albrecht Dürer – Master Printmaker of the Northern Renaissance – A talk by Natasha Broad of Sothebys

September Afternoon Tea at Shottery and a talk entitled The Lure of Cathay

August Visit to Stowe House

July Visit to the Stanley Spencer Gallery, and Sandham Memorial Chapel

June 5-day trip to Yorkshire

April Visit to Kelmscott Manor

March Annual General Meeting and a talk on Upton House – The Two Lord Bearsteds by Tony Mawbey.

February The Sistine Chapel. Lecture by Ross King.

January Kelmscott Hall and William Morris – a lecture on Zoom by Mariska Beekenkamp-Wladimiroff

2022

December The Chinese collection at Compton Verney. Lecture and handling of objects

November Cézanne, a Zoom lecture by Paul Smith

October The Paint Detective, a Zoom lecture by Patrick Baty

September Afternoon Tea at Shottery and a talk entitled “Before and After” – The Restoration of Paintings by Simon Foster.

July and August Visits to the Glass Museum, Stourbridge

June 5-day trip to Sussex, based at Eastsbourne.

April Visit to the Exhibition at Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, and talk entitled Pissarro: Father of Impressionism.

March Annual General Meeting and a talk by Adam Busiakiewicz, art historian, on George Romney – an Underappreciated Georgian Painter

February British Artists in Love with the Landscape – Gainsborough to Hockney -a talk by Vivien Heffernan

January Visit to the exhibition on Rana Begum at the Mead Gallery, Warwick University and tour of the new Faculty of Arts

2021

December Visit to Compton Verney for Lectures and exhibitions on Grinling Gibbons and John Nash

November Visit to the Laura Knight exhibition at Milton Keynes Gallery

October The Artists of the Artists Rifles – a talk on Zoom by Patrick Baty

September Afternoon Tea at Shottery and a talk entitled The Status of the Oriental Carpet in Venetian Paintings of the Renaissance by Dianne Page

August Visit to Sulgrave Manor

June Chinese Art in the Royal Collection – a talk on Zoom by Rachel Peat

May Art in the Landscape a talk on Zoom by Sarah Shalgosky

April Clara in Qatar: a new life for a Meissen Porcelain Rhinoceros – a talk on Zoom by Dr Sophie Bostock

March Annual General Meeting and talk entitled Graffiti in some North Cotswold Churches on Zoom by David Freke

February Hogarth: Caricaturist or Character Painter? A talk on Zoom by Vivien Heffernan

January Cezanne, the Mont Saint-Victoire and Bibemus Quarry – a talk on Zoom by Dr Paul Smith

2020

December When Persia Came to London, an Introduction to the Arts of Iran – a talk on Zoom by Fuchsia Hart

November Cranach at Compton Verney, Spotlight on the Northern European Collection – a talk on Zoom by Amy Orrock

February Women Artists – a talk by Vivien Heffernan

January A talk on The Fitzwilliam Exhibition on Food and Art by Vicky Avery