Venue: Various art galleries
Dates & times: To be announced at GU3A monthly get-togethers.
Visits are arranged to various art galleries to view the works of art on show and to attend lectures.
If you would like to join one or more of our visits, please contact the Group Coordinator, Brenda, on 638154 or 07775 527530, or by using the link on the side bar: or you can join at the monthly get-together.
12 June: Pannett Park Art Gallery, Whitby. Impressionist paintings of the Staithes group; the Weatherill collection; and a digital knit.
31 July: Woodhorn Ashington Colliery museum and its 86 paintings by the Pitmen Painters (cost, £30).
21 August: Grasmere lakeside painters (cost, £30).
11 September: Laing Gallery, Newcastle: Paintings collected by Prince Albert and Queen Victoria and now in the Royal Collection. Cost to be decided.
YORK ART GALLERY -- 14 MARCH 2019
We visited two exhibitions in particular.
- The Aesthetica Art Prize exhibition -- an annual exhibition for current artists (more at the Aesthetica website)
- Ceramics and Buttons -- work by Dame Lucie Rie, shown in the Centre of Ceramic Art (more at the CoCA website)
ORIENTAL MUSEUM, DURHAM -- 11 APRIL 2019
We had an excellent talk about the jade collection from the Curator, Rachel Barclay, with the opportunity to handle around 20 of some of the best of the exhibits, including some not on public show. Afterwards there was free time to see more of the museum and/or to spend time in Durham city before leaving at 16:15.