Harris Gallery Preston, Bruce Nauman

Due to staff illness this trip has been rearranged for

Thursday 22nd may 2014

Bruce Nauman is a  New York Master of all that is art.

We have a full day trip with a talk/tour. FREE

We meet at Maghull Station 9.30 am

Change at Ormskirk then on to Preston – ask for cheap rate tickets if possible

There is a small  cafe.

Meet at venue 11 am or |Maghull station 9.30am

 or just turn up at 1pm for talk and tour.


Tuesday March 11th @ The Walker for Hockney + Thursday 20th private talk by Halima Cassell sculptor @ Kirkby Library

We have two meeting this month,  as I do not wont to miss either I have  altered the  Hockney date and brought it forward.

                         Early reflections

meet at venue 2pm for a casual stroll around the Hockney art works.

                                                  please book early.


  Halima Cassell

Private introduction to this amazing sculptor

Meet at venue Kirkby Library  for 1pm start


@ The Walker  Sat 15th March.

 We have also been offered tickets for a talk

by Hockney biographer Christopher Sykes.

 Sat 15th March

talk  1pm at Walker. nb  lasts 1 hour .

 meet at venue 12.45 pm


July trip Chapel Gallery, Ormskirk

Paola McClure.

Soft fabric artist.

Amazing talent with the most unusually pleasing results.

date to be confirmed

no fee

Paola McClure was born and brought up in Dundee, the daughter of Scottish Painter David McClure (1926-98). She trained in Illustration and printmaking at DJCA and after graduating returned to a lifelong love of “playing with fabric and improvising”…. read more  about her here

Quentin Blake Exhibition

Art Appreciation Group at Quentin Blake Exhibition

 Our first visit for 2013 was to a little known gallery attached to Kirkby Library to see the amazing works of Sir Quentin Blake – a real accolade for a provincial venue.
 We  were all spellbound at the talent pof this man who with just a few strokes of the brush/pen, conveys such feeling and, of course, humor into each work.
 We, most of us in the group,  being ladies, found the birthing cartoons so touching.
 An added bonus was a visit from  Martin Brichall, photographer from  the Liverpool Echo, who took lots of photos of our group, he was delighted to see my two grandsons reading Rohal Dahl’s The Twits, in a lovely childs bedroom setting within the display.
They were subjected to the famous lens and  were happy they got dragged along on the promise of a pizza later.
Follow this link to see some of the artist’s work on his website. Ed.

Staffordshire Hoard: Dark Age Discovery

Saturday  Feb 16th 2013

Joint trip with Architecture for Fun to

Visit to Stoke-on Trent Museums to see the Staffordshire Hoard

Coach 9.15 am @ Maghull Sq. return fare £10.00

Tour  fee for exhibition   £3.00

Lunch available in museum cafe  if wished

Stopping at Bethesda Methodist Chapel and Mystery walk with Architecture for Fun on return.

Arrive back@ Maghull Square about 5pm.

Contact Maureen ,George or David at U3A


April Trip – Williamson Gallery, Birkenhead Tuesday 9th

Due to Knowsley  council re jigging , we are going to visit Kirkby Gallery in July for the same  Turner exhibition.

 We are doing our first visit  to Birkenhead with a guided tour by curator.

No fee , donations gratefully accepted

No fee

9th April 2013

Meet at venue   2.00pm

 train from  Liverpool James St either bus or walk to Gallery

Contact Maureen at Art Appreciation desk Tuesday mornings