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.
BOWES MUSEUM, BARNARD CASTLE -- Wednesday 22 January 2020
Norman Cornish: The Definitive Collection, celebrates the centenary of the acclaimed County Durham artist’s work. This is the first major retrospective exhibition of works by a North East artist who’s one of the most respected and best loved of the 20th century.
On show will be more than 60 of his works, some not shown publicly before. They include drawings, pastels and oil paintings from both public and private collections and form the most comprehensive collection of his work ever assembled.
The trip will cost £25, which includes the £10 admission fee. Please let Brenda know if you are interested in coming -- see contact details above.
MERCER ART GALLERY, HARROGATE -- Wednesday 12 February 2020
The Mercer Art Gallery is the final destination of 'Turner -- Northern Exposure', the extraordinary touring exhibition which is following in the footsteps of JMW Turner's own tour of the North of England in 1797.
The Gallery will also be hosting a complimentary exhibition of artworks by acclaimed Yorkshire landscape painters, each showcasing new works created in response to some of the places that inspired Turner on his tour, shown alongside landscape paintings selected from Harrogate's Fine Art Collection.
There will also be an opportunity to spend more time enjoying Harrogate itself. The cost is £20, including transport. Please let Brenda know if you are interested in coming -- see contact details above.
PREVIOUS VISITS IN 2019
YORK ART GALLERY -- 14 March
The Aesthetica Art Prize exhibition -- an annual exhibition for current artists.
Ceramics and Buttons -- work by Dame Lucie Rie, shown in the Centre of Ceramic Art.
ORIENTAL MUSEUM, DURHAM -- 11 April
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.
PANNETT PARK ART GALLERY, WHITBY -- 12 June
Impressionist paintings of the Staithes group; the Weatherill collection; and a digital knit.
WOODHORN ASHINGTON COLLIERY MUSEUM -- 31 July
86 paintings by the Pitmen Painters.
GRASMERE LAKESIDE PAINTERS -- 21 August
LAING GALLERY, NEWCASTLE -- 11 September
Paintings collected by Prince Albert and Queen Victoria and now in the Royal Collection.