History of Art and Architecture

This friendly group meets each month for a presentation on topics which range widely across the subject. Occasionally we have a guest speaker, but most talks are researched and prepared by members, although there is no requirement to do so; you will be made very welcome if you simply wish to look at beautiful pictures, listen to the talks and perhaps ask the occasional question.

Leader Barbara Wright  01252 656347

Co-Ordinator Gail Wagstaff 01252 645368

Day & Time Unless otherwise stated, monthly meetings take place on the 1st Tuesday of the month, 2.00 – 3.30pm,
Venue Ash Centre (small hall), Ash Hill Road.  Participation in visits needs to be booked in advance.

In the first term of 2017-18 we looked at the varied arts that made up the Arts Nouveau Movement. This was followed by visits to exhibitions at the Watts Gallery, Compton and the Lightbox in Woking, films on Degas and Charles Rennie Mackintosh and talks on ‘Work & Play in Art’, the ‘Art of Fairyland’ and the German architect and painter, Karl Freidrich Schinkel.

We are devoting this term to a film and a series of short talks about mostly lesser known women artists.


4 September 2018  : Film – Artemisia Gentileschi

2 October 2018 : Short talks on Helen Allingham;  Anne Redpath;  Dora Carrington; and Laura Knight

6 November :  Short talks on Paula Modersohn-Besker; Anna Ancher; Mary Fedden;  and Dame Zaha Hadidi

4 December : Christmas lunch (final booking date & payment required by 2nd October at meeting)