Art Appreciation updates for January and February

Print Goes Pop

On January 20th 2022 of our Art Appreciation group visited 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 did a wonderful job of explaining the ideas behind the work.

Ray Lonsdale’s Studio visit

Our February visit was to the studio of Ray Lonsdale, the brilliant, self-taught local artist who created ‘Tommy’ and many more metal sculptures which can be seen ever-further afield from his home base in South Hetton. It was truly enlightening to see him in his working surroundings, and his easy, self-deprecating manner was a joy to experience. He asked for questions-and we certainly came up with plenty!