Art Appreciation

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 [...]

Art Appreciation

2021-07-14T13:31:35+01:00July 14th, 2021|Art Appreciation|

I’m writing this on behalf of Mary. We’ve had a chat and think it’s time to try to restart our visits.  As a fairly easy ‘shoe-in’ , we suggest visiting the centre for Contemporary Art , which is based at the National Glass Centre. They are currently showing a free exhibition, [...]

Update Art Appreciation

2021-05-04T09:16:47+01:00May 4th, 2021|Art Appreciation|

Most galleries are reopening this month, but since there are still restrictions on the numbers who can meet up indoors, it would seem wise to wait another month before we next meet up, perhaps at the Laing, which seems to have interesting exhibitions planned. Watch this space for details of any [...]

Art Appreciation

2021-01-28T12:01:19+01:00January 28th, 2021|Art Appreciation|

Hi everyone! It seems a very long time since we met up to appreciate any Art! Hopefully, a few months down the line, when we are all nicely vaccinated and raring to go, we will be able to get back to our regular forays into the art world! Some of you [...]

January visit to the Laing Gallery

2020-01-30T10:39:37+01:00January 30th, 2020|Art Appreciation|

Our January visit was to the Laing Gallery in Newcastle to see their major exhibition '"The Enchanted Interior". Despite the best efforts of the local bus company to thwart our efforts, seventeen members turned up, and it seems everyone enjoyed it immensely. There was some wonderful work on display, ranging from many [...]

Visit to Tyneside Cinema

2019-08-17T12:05:02+01:00August 17th, 2019|Art Appreciation|

Having enjoyed the talk given by Margaret Dodds, a volunteer guide for the Tyneside Cinema, 20 members followed up by visiting the Cinema on 26th July.      The morning was fascinating, with Margaret proving to be a fountain of knowledge on all aspects of this fascinating local icon, her love [...]

A Trip to Milan

2019-06-15T14:54:41+01:00June 15th, 2019|Art Appreciation|

Very early on the Friday morning, our bleary eyed but excited group of 11 boarded the coach for Edinburgh airport as the first stage of our holiday to Milan. We made excellent time with no stopping (we had the luxury of onboard facilities) and arrived in plenty of time for our [...]