In view of the recent successful show in the Kirkby gallery.
We are visiting Chambre Hardmans house, Rodney St Liverpool.
We have three tours at twenty min.intervals,
seven in each group = 21 members only. SO BOOK EARLY
Free for National Trust members ,
£6.90 ( inc of gift aid)
£6.27 ( without gift aid)
meet @ venue for 10 45am 1st tour at 11.00am ,
September 5th 2014
As part of the Biennial celebrations we have a guided tour of
James McNeil Whistler at the Bluceoat Liverpool.
The exhibition includes a recreation of the stunning Harmony in Blue and Gold: The Peacock Room, commissioned by the Liverpool-based ship owner F.R. Leyland.
Meet at venue 1.15 PM. for free guided tour.
Limited places so book early.
NB. please make sure you book at the desk and your name is down on list.*
*(If any unforseen changes occurr and you do not hear of them on Tuesday at the meeting you will not be contacted and might miss the event)
Thursday Aug 7th 2014
As part of Liverpool Biennial celebrations we have a visit to
Victoria Gallery & Museum to view the etchings of James Hamilton Hay, a local man made good*
Meet at venue for 2 pm tour or 12.30 for lunch in cafe on site (near Metropolitan Cathedral crypt.)
*James Hamilton Hay (18741916) was a painter and print maker. He had studied at Liverpool University’s School of Art under Augustus John. He held strong views which were in opposition to the traditional teaching style adopted by the University and the exhibitions and acquisitions of the Walker Art Gallery. He was an early member of the Sandon Studios Society. Hay’s portrait of his wife Lady with a Japanese Gown: Enid Rutherford, 1905, is displayed above the main stairs at the Walker Art Gallery.
NB If any unforseen changes occurr and your name is not on the list you may not be contacted accordingly
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. PLEASE NOTE
By request of the tour guide. we have brought forward the tour to 12.30pm. so meeting time at station has not altered but if you require lunch it will be after tour and not before as previously stated.
We have two meeting this month, as I do not wont to miss either I have altered the Hockney date and brought it forward.
meet at venue 2pm for a casual stroll around the Hockney art works.
please book early.
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
We are to enjoy a free talk and tour Southbanks touring
Exhibition of Matisse drawings with scissors.
probably 17th Feb. 2pm
meet at venue
date to be confirmed
Tuesday 21st January
The 13th Annual Knowsley Open Art Exhibition is being held at
Civic Way Knowsley
This is a free event and promises to be excellent show.
Meet at venue 1pm
More info here
7th November 2013
Batik Class at the Slavery Museum and then on to Lady Lever Art Gallery to see the the drawings of Burn Jones. Meet at venue 1-30
December Coffee and Mince pies at Kensington House to discuss 2014 programme
Date to be confirmed
Soft fabric artist.
Amazing talent with the most unusually pleasing results.
date to be confirmed
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
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.