Morning Programme 2020-2021

All lectures are held at Potten End Village Hall; for directions Click Here.    Coffee and tea is available from 10.00 am prior to the prompt start of the lecture at 10.30 am.

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Morning Lecture Programme 

Wednesday 30 September 2020 - Music in Art – Late Medieval to Renaissance - Peter Medhurst

Our Lecturer:   Peter Medhurst

We are very pleased to welcome again Peter Medhurst as our first speaker in this year's ADFAS Mornings talk.

Our Lecture:     Music in Art – Late Medieval to Renaissance

Peter’s new lecture has been developed specifically to be delivered remotely. With his musicologist’s eye he views, discusses and analyses a range of paintings which combine music and art; complementing the paintings discussed with a selection of period music sung and played by him on the harpsichord, the virginals and the organ.

 

ADFAS are offering Membership for the 2020/2021 annual series of Morning presentations for a one-off fee per person as set out on our website.   Please contact us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further details and application forms.  

This is the Society's preferred approach as it allows us to support our charitable giving via Gift Aid recovery to both local schools and individual arts students progressing their studies.

However if you want to have a 'taste' of what ADFAS have to offer, then you can contact the Secretary or Membership Secretary to gain access prior to the event.

 

Reminder:    Your Annual ADFAS Membership fee is now due and your ADFAS Treasurer is happy to receive payment from you today electronically if you have not already provided this!

Wednesday 28 October 2020 - The Sculpture of Antony Gormley - Anna Moszynska

Our Lecturer:          Anna Moszynska

Our Lecture:           The Sculpture of Antony Gormley

Antony Gormley is best known for his ‘Angel of the North’ but this is just one of many memorable pieces he has created. 

Anna has known Gormley since he was a student at the Slade and, having written two books about his drawings, she is able to review his work from a unique perspective. 
In this talk, she examines his fascination with the body and its interaction with its surroundings.

Wednesday 25 November 2020 - Peggy Guggenheim - Alexandra Epps

Our Lecturer:          Alexandra Epps

Our Lecture:           Peggy Guggenheim

Known as the 'poor little rich girl' who changed the face of twentieth century art, not only was Peggy Guggenheim ahead of her time but she was the woman who helped define it. 

She discovered and nurtured a new generation of artists producing a new kind of art.
Through collecting not only art but the artists themselves, her life was as radical as her collection.

Wednesday 16 December 2020 - The Christmas Story in Art - Stella Lyons

Our Lecturer:         Stella Lyons

Our Lecture:          The Christmas Story in Art

Known as the 'poor little rich girl' who changed the face of twentieth century art, not only was Peggy Guggenheim ahead of her time but she was the woman who helped define it. 

She discovered and nurtured a new generation of artists producing a new kind of art.
Through collecting not only art but the artists themselves, her life was as radical as her collection.

Wednesday 27 January 2021 - As if by Magic: The Secrets of Turner’s Watercolour Techniques - Nicola Moorby

Our Lecturer:         Nicola Moorby

ADFAS is very pleased to welcome back in 2021 this excellent presenter of the Arts.  Nicola specializes in British Art of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and was recently seen on Andrew Marr’s Great Paintings of the World.

Our Lecture:          As if by Magic: The Secrets of Turner’s Watercolour Techniques

Turner was arguably the greatest practitioner in watercolour the world has ever seen, yet there are few written records of his processes. 

This lecture examines his practice in detail, unlocking the mysteries of his exceptional effects and showcasing the diversity of his achievements, looking at his approach to techniques and some of his tools and materials.
Nicola specializes in British Art of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and was recently seen on Andrew Marr’s Great Paintings of the World.

Wednesday 24 February 2021 -Tantrums and Tiaras - Nigel Bates

Our Lecturer:         Nigel Bates

Nigel is the Music Administrator of The Royal Ballet and has been a performer for nearly forty years, including seventeen years as Principal Percussionist at the Royal Opera House.

Our Lecture:          Tantrums and Tiaras

In this lecture, he looks at backstage life and the pressures faced by performers, be they singer, dancer, conductor or musician. 
We will also see some of the highs and try to understand some of the lows that have been the fortune of this world-class performing venue over the years.

Wednesday 31 March 2021 - The Subtle Science and Exact Art of Colour in English Garden Design - Timothy Walker

Our Lecturer:         Timothy Walker

Nigel is the Music Administrator of The Royal Ballet and has been a performer for nearly forty years, including seventeen years as Principal Percussionist at the Royal Opera House.

Our Lecture:          The Subtle Science and Exact Art of Colour in English Garden Design

Gertrude Jekyll wrote that we should ‘remember that in a garden we are painting a picture’   
As a watercolour artist she was familiar with the principles of using colours, but felt in gardens these principles had been neglected. 
This lecture looks at how to apply these principles in designing a border and looks at how the work of artists of the period – Turner, Monet, Rothko, Jackson Pollock and David Hockney evolved in parallel with ideas of what a garden should look like.

Wednesday 28 April 2021 - Food and Art Through the Ages: From Renaissance Sugar Sculpture to 3D Printing - Tasha Marks

Our Lecturer:        Tasha Marks

Tasha Marks is a food historian.

Our Lecture:          The Subtle Science and Exact Art of Colour in English Garden Design

In this lecture Tasha takes us on a whistle stop tour of the history of food as artistic medium, focusing particularly on desserts, from sixteenth century sugar sculpture to 3D dessert printing. 
The topics include the origins of dessert; the crossover between sugar and art; architecture and desserts; sugar and spectacle; food as artistic medium; and the future of food. 
This is a lecture bound to appeal to those with a sweet tooth!

Wednesday 26 May 2021 - Britain Through the Eyes of the Picture Post - Howard Smith

Our Lecture:       Howard Smith

 

Our Lecture:       Britain Through the Eyes of the Picture Post

 
In 1938, Hulton Press brought out their groundbreaking weekly magazine, Picture Post which was the start of photojournalism.  Every aspect of life was covered, and the creation of the arts featured strongly.
This lecture covers the art of the Festival of Britain and its logo by graphic designer Abram Games. Contemporary film clips and period advertising make this lecture a fascinating nostalgic reminder of life in the 1950s.
 
 

Wednesday 30 June 2021 - The Sculptures of Henry Moore and Anthony Caro - Ray Warburton

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