ArtyFacts @ Blackheath

The week is just not the same if there is no Friday morning art to go to.” Pauline

Confirmed dates and topics for October 2018 are:

19 October– ‘Frida Kahlo : Making Her Self Up’ (at V&A until 4 November)

A talk dedicated to the enormously popular Frida Kahlo, looking in part at the exhibition at the V&A and more widely at her life and career.

Confirmed Dates and Topics for November and December 2018:

The first two weeks of November will look at French Landscape painting, starting with a look at the Barbizon School, which links in with the ‘Courtauld Impressionists’ exhibition at the National Gallery.

2 November: The Barbizon School of French Landscape Painters
9 November: ‘The Courtauld Impressionists’ (NG until 20 January 2019)

We then turn to Portraiture for the remaining 4 sessions of the year, with two introductory weeks on Portraiture, then a week each on Sir Joshua Reynolds and his great rival, Thomas Gainsborough, whose work is featured in the National Portrait Gallery exhibition opening 22 November.

16 November: Who do you think they are? British Portraiture I
23 November: Who do you think they are? British Portraiture II

7 December: Sir Joshua Reynolds PRA
14 December: ‘Gainsborough’s Family Album’ (NPG, opens 22 November)

Please contact us to book your place and check to ensure that any sessions you are wishing to attend are running.

All lectures will be given by Rosalind Whyte, lecturer for The Arts Society, Guide and Lecturer at Tate and the Royal Academy and will take place in the Bakehouse Theatre, at the Age Exchange Blackheath (directly opposite Blackheath Railway Station) for 2 hours on Friday mornings (including a coffee break). Access to the Bakehouse Theatre is through the Age Exchange Reminiscence Centre, or via Bennett Park. £15 per session.

For further information or to book your place, please contact us.