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2012 Archive | THE ARTS SOCIETY WEYBRIDGE (formerly Weybridge Decorative & Fine Arts Society)

Programme of Lectures
2012
These talks take place at Whiteley Village Hall at 10.30am

11th January 2012
The GILBERT COLLECTION - Silver
Ian Pickford
Ian Pickford entered the antiques silver trade on leaving school. Six years later, he became lecturer for the University of London and the University of Surrey, for NADFAS (National Association of Decorative and Fine Art Societies) and for the National Trust. Further to his very popular appearances on BBC's "The Antiques Roadshow" his writings include the now standard reference book on Silver Flatware, and he is the Editor of Jackson's Silver and Gold Marks.
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8th February 2012
The Ancient Greek Olympics: a visitor's guide
Dr. Neil Faulkner
Neil Faulkner has appeared on Channel 4's Time Team, BBC2's Timewatch and Channel Five's Boudica Revealed. He is publishing a book on the subject of today's lecture. Other books include "The Decline and Fall of Roman Britain", "Apocalypse", "Hidden Treasure" and "Rome: Empire of the Eagles".
More details on his website:
http://www.neilfaulkner.org.uk/
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14th March 2012
GARDENS of the ITALIAN RENAISSANCE
Barbara Peacock
Barbara Peacock was Tutor in Fine Art, Southampton University until 1998, she was previously Assistant Keeper of Fine Art at Birmingham City Art Gallery.
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11th April 2012
From TROY to MYCENAE: In search of Homer's Heroes
Louise Schofield
Was Curator of Greek Bronze Age and Geometric Antiquities at the British Museum for 13 years, she now works on international archaelogical projects, principally in Turkey and Albania. She has lectured at Chiltern DFAS three times, being re-engaged due to the popularity of her lectures. In 2004 she made a film with the BBC2 Horizon team on the truth behind the story of Troy. Her most recent book on Greece, "The Myceneans" was published in 2007.
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9th May 2012
ENGLISH LANDSCAPE PAINTING: 1750-1850
Angela Cox
Was Head of Education at the National Portrait Gallery from 1970-80. Lectures widely. Recently course tutor for the V&A Year Course Rococo to Modernism.
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13th June 2012
"The SINCEREST FORM of FLATTERY" - great images and those who borrow them
Barry Venning
Associate Lecturer for the Open University since 1986, and since 1992 Lecturer in Art History at Brooklands College, Weybridge. Lives locally.
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8th August 2012
PAUL GAUGUIN - GENIUS or MADMAN?
Eveline Eaton
Eveline Eaton grew up in in Berlin. Since 1973, she has lived, studied and worked in the UK. She has a degree in History of Art from the Courtauld Institute, as well a Diploma from the Study Centre for the History of Fine and Decorative Arts. Since the 1980s, she has worked as a free-lance lecturer for Surrey University, the Art Fund and for NADFAS. She frequently guides art-trips to Berlin/Dresden, Munich and Bavaria, the Cote d’Azur, Normandy and New York. She is a member of Weybridge DFAS.
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12th September 2012
AGM at 10.00 am followed by
GALLÉ, LALIQUE and their CONTEMPORARY FRENCH GLASSMAKERS
Diana Lloyd
Freelance Lecturer in Ceramic, Glass and the History of Interior Decoration. Lectures at the Inchbald School of Design. Guides groups through museum collections and country houses.
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10th October 2012
The SOUTH EAST BRICK by BRICK
Dick Bolton
"Man of Kent". Canterbury Cathedral Guide. Registered Blue Badge Guide. Member of the British Brick Society and the Lutyens Trust.
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14th November 2012
CHOPIN and the POLISH SOUL
Dr. Rosamund Bartlett
Rosamund Bartlett has a doctorate from Oxford, and is currently Visiting Professor at Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance, and a Visiting Research Fellow in the Music Department at King's College London. We enjoyed her Special Interest Day on "Art & Revolution: Russian Culture in the 20th Century" in March 2011 so much we had to ask her back.
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12th December 2012
In the BLEAK MIDWINTER: Artists' Responses to Snow
Ann Clements
Has worked cataloguing English watercolours and drawings for the Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, and carried out research for the Paul Mellon Foundation.
This lecture will be followed by Christmas drinks and mince pies
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Visits
Wednesday 25th April 2012
CHISWICK HOUSE & OSTERLEY HOUSE
Chiswick House, Chiswick, is one of the first and finest English Palladian villas, built for Lord Burlington from 1725 to 1729. Has opulent interior. The gardens have recently been restored including the conservatory and its world famous camelia collection, and over 1600 new trees have been planted. This visit echoes our SID in October 2011 on Andrea Palladio and the English Country House.
Osterley House, Isleworth, was created by Robert Adam in the late 18th century and has been described as "the palace of palaces". Dazzling interior. Gardens being restored to 18th century glory.
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Thursday 14th June 2012
This was a self-funded visit FOR THE COMMITTEE ONLY to Chelsea Physic Garden, London's oldest botanic garden
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Wednesday 20th June 2012
CLIVEDEN GARDEN & WEST WYCOMBE PARK
Cliveden Garden consists of 152 hectares of gardens and woodland. It contains a water garden, herbaceous borders, topiary, a formal parterre and one of the most important collections of statuary in the care of the National Trust.
West Wycombe Park has a rococo landscape garden and a theatrical Italianate house built for Sir Francis Dashwood, the founder of the Hellfire Club and the Dilettanti Society, in the mid 18th century.
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Thursday 9th August 2012
KELMSCOTT MANOR & BUSCOT PARK (NT)
Kelmscott Manor, near Lechlade, Gloucestershire, is a grade 1 listed Tudor farmhouse near the Thames. William Morris lived there each summer from 1871 to 1896, and the house contains many of his possessions.
Buscot Park, Faringdon, Oxfordshire, is a late 18th century Palladian style house containing the Faringdon Collection of Art including Old Masters and also works by Pre-Raphaelite artists such as Rossetti and Burne-Jones (including his
The Legend of the Briar Rose) following on from our lecture in June 2011 on the Aesthetic Movement.
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Extended Visit
Monday 24th to Thursday 27th September 2012.
Extended visit: "Manchester's Treasures" led by Elizabeth Newell.
Elizabeth Newell lives in Liverpool, and is a Blue Badge Guide for Merseyside and the North West. She is a former Chairman of Mersey Guides Assn and North West Tourist Guides Assn. She is also a former chairman and programme secretary of Southport and Formby DFAS. She heads study tours in Liverpool and Manchester, and lectures to NADFAS branches on our heritage in the north west.
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Special Interest Days
Wednesday 7th March 2012
The ART & SCANDALOUS LIVES of the BLOOMSBURY GROUP
Frank Woodgate
Frank Woodgate is a lecturer and guide at Tate Britain and Tate Modern, and for Tate on cruises. He is a lecturer at Dulwich Picture Gallery.
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Wednesday 17th October 2012
HIDDEN TREASURES of MADRID, TOLEDO & EL ESCORIAL & the PRADO
Gail Turner
Gail Turner is an historian, art historian and painter. She has lectured for NADFAS since 1992, and lectures regularly for The Art Fund, Cambridge University International Summer Schools, the V&A, and has led tours to Spain. She lectured in the Prado and Royal Academy of San Fernando in Madrid 1983-5.
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Committee

2011-2

Chairman: Stephen Hayes

Vice Chairman: Joanna Collinson-Jones

Treasurer: Margaret Waghorn

Secretary: Richard Stocks

Membership: Liz Moore

Meeting Arrangements: Joanna Collinson-Jones

Programme Secretary: Elvira Spary

Visits and Special Interest Days: Jennifer Rothera

Heritage & Young Arts: Gilly Baker