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NEXT LECTURE: As if by Magic. The Secrets of Turner’s Watercolour Techniques.

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Thursday 25th January 2018 Speaker: Nicola Moorby J.M.W. Turner was arguably the greatest practitioner in watercolour the world has ever seen and his achievements still represent the benchmark for artists working today. Yet he left frustratingly few written records of his processes and was notoriously reticent about his methods. One brave soul apparently once asked […]

Next Visit: Apsley House and Wellington Arch

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Thursday 19th April 2018 Apsley House Apsley House is the London townhouse of the Dukes of Wellington. It stands alone at Hyde Park Corner, on the south-east corner of Hyde Park, facing south towards the busy traffic roundabout in the centre of which stands the Wellington Arch. It is a Grade I listed building Wellington […]

NEXT STUDY DAY: English Period Style 1660-1900

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Thursday 10th May 2018 Speaker: Stephen Richardson   This talk considers fashionable living in the time of Charles II, through the Baroque splendour of the later Stuart court to the Palladian grandeur and frivolous Rococo of the early Hanoverian kings. Illustrated with examples of historic buildings and museum objects, it sets period style in context, […]