Art Appreciation

From Edinburgh to London and Beyond

2022-06-18T10:26:59+01:00June 18th, 2022|Art Appreciation|

Seventeen members of the Art Group had a very enjoyable trip to Ushaw House to see ‘From Edinburgh to London and Beyond’ - an extensive exhibition, beautifully displayed, of railway posters through the 20th Century. It was delightful to see how much the venue has improved. This beautiful building now looks [...]

Art Appriciation Update

2022-06-12T12:40:27+01:00June 12th, 2022|Art Appreciation|

Just to remind you, our next visit will be June 16th to see the exhibition ofRailway Poster Art at Ushaw College.  It is recommended that you use the Postcode DH7 7DW to take you to the visitors' entrance. It opens at 11am and I propose we meet in the cafe soon [...]

Art Appreciation

2022-05-22T10:15:30+01:00May 22nd, 2022|Art Appreciation|

Our May outing saw 12 of us visit The Great North Museum-Hancock to see their exhibition celebrating the 2020 Fine Arts BA Degree work from Newcastle University. It certainly was different, and saw many of us scratching our heads and looking mystified-even with the printed explanatory pamphlets in hand! Still - [...]

Spanish Gallery

2022-04-24T09:00:14+01:00April 24th, 2022|Art Appreciation|

On 21st April, 24 members visited the newly -opened Spanish Gallery, at Bishop Auckland. The gallery itself, a stunning conversion of a bank building, housed a mind-boggling collection of paintings from the Golden Age of Spanish Art. We were all vastly impressed by the work we saw there, and enjoyed the [...]

April visit to SpanishGallery

2022-03-28T13:06:49+01:00March 28th, 2022|Art Appreciation|

As you know, we are scheduled to visit the new Spanish Gallery at Bishop Auckland on April 21st. I gather it is a beautiful exhibition space, housing the biggest and best collection of Spanish art outside of London , including works by El Greco, Velasquez and Murillo. This is a real [...]

The Lindisfarne Gospel

2022-03-21T16:09:04+01:00March 21st, 2022|Art Appreciation|

Hello all! It was lovely to se so many members at South Shields on Thursday, and that everyone seemed to enjoy the exhibition. As you probably know, The Lindisfarne Gospels will be on display at the Laing Gallery for two months in the Autumn. As some of you may remember from [...]

Art January & February

2022-02-24T14:05:59+01:00February 23rd, 2022|Art Appreciation|

On. January 20th 22 of our group met to visit the ‘Print Goes Pop’ exhibition at the Hatton Gallery at Newcastle University. It was a fascinating collection of prints and the experience was made all the more enjoyable because we were shown around it by one of the curators, Hazel, who [...]

Biscuit Factory Visit

2021-11-09T10:15:52+01:00November 9th, 2021|Art Appreciation|

On the 21st October, eighteen members of the Art Appreciation group met up at at the Biscuit Factory, a gallery in the Ouseburn area of Newcastle.  It was lovely to see so many people make the trip. The work on display in the gallery was fascinating, giving us plenty to discuss. [...]

Glass Centre Visit

2021-09-03T13:53:05+01:00August 29th, 2021|Art Appreciation|

Eighteen members of the group met up yesterday morning (26 th) at the Gallery for Contemporary Art at the Glass Centre in Sunderland,  to see the Antony Gormley exhibition ‘Fields for the British Isles’ It was wonderful to see so many old friends, and although many were surprised by the format [...]