Introduction to Art Appreciation

2013-04-23T20:39:38+01:00April 23rd, 2013|Art Appreciation|

Our Group Leader is  Mary Coates We meet monthly on the third Thursday of the month:  The Art Appreciation group is an active group, of about fifteen members, which has visited many galleries and listened to interesting talks. The venues for our meetings can be local or further afield e.g. The Winter Gardens, [...]

The Laing Art Gallery

2012-09-26T15:45:00+01:00September 26th, 2012|Art Appreciation|

The Laing Art Gallery was our venue for the outing on Thursday, March 15th. One exhibition centred on Sting's commissioned painting “Northern City Renaissance, Newcastle, England (2004-2008)” by leading contemporary American landscapist Stephen Hancock. The group found this impressive and very interesting. I would recommend this to anyone interested in the [...]

Leonardo Da Vinci Exhibition

2012-09-26T15:43:36+01:00September 26th, 2012|Art Appreciation|

On Friday 20th January, 2012 seventeen members of our Art Appreciation Group were lucky enough to visit an astonishing exhibition “Leonardo Da Vinci: Painter at the Court of Milan” at the National Gallery, London. This was a unique opportunity to look at the largest ever showing of Leonardo's surviving paintings, as [...]

Durham Light Infantry Museum

2012-09-26T15:41:31+01:00September 26th, 2012|Art Appreciation|

Following our theme of north eastern artists and art about the north east we visited the DLI Museum to see an exhibition of John Cecil Stephenson's work entitled “Pioneer of Abstraction”. John Stephenson, 1889-1965, was one of the core modernists of the 1930s and is arguably the most important 20th century artist [...]

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Woodhorn Museum, Ashington

2012-09-26T15:39:43+01:00September 26th, 2012|Art Appreciation|

Fifteen U3A members visited Woodhorn Museum near Ashington in Northumberland on the 17th May. The main purpose of our visit was to view the permanent exhibition by a remarkable group of men-The Pitman Painters. The group, largely made up of coal miners, first came together in 1934 through the Workers Education Association. [...]

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Laing Art Gallery visit – 7 June 2012

2012-09-26T15:37:56+01:00September 26th, 2012|Art Appreciation|

On the 7th June, twelve of the group arrived at the Laing Art Gallery to hear a presentation by Dr. Barbara Morden entitled “A Family Well Disposed”. This interesting talk explored the representation of relationships and status in painting from the 18th century to the present. The work of well-known artists including Gainsborough, [...]

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Seaham Harbour Artists

2013-04-23T20:05:24+01:00September 26th, 2012|Art Appreciation|

On 12 July 2012 Seaham Harbour U3A’s regular monthly meeting had a format change.  The morning was devoted to mingling, drinking tea and coffee and eating cakes and viewing our members’ creative efforts. On this occasion, the Arts Appreciation Group didn’t have to go far to view some great exhibits!  We [...]

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