We meet on the first Tuesday of the month, except January and August. Lectures are held at Tenterden Leisure Centre. Announcements are at 10.55am followed by the Lecture at 11am until 12 noon. Coffee is served from 10am to 10.45am. If you are interested in joining The Arts Society Tenterden please contact us. We have no waiting list and are now open applications for new Members.
2021 LECTURES - CURRENTLY ON ZOOM
Please email if you need the Zoom link (it will also be in the latest Newsletter)
For more information about the lectures: https://www.theartssocietytenterden.org.uk/Lectures/FutureLectures.aspx
6 April 2021
The Subtle Science and Exact Art of Colour in the Garden" presented by Timothy Walker
ABOUT THE LECTURE
In 1888 Gertrude Jekyll wrote a short but seminal article in The Garden in which she urged the readers to “remember that in a garden we are painting a picture”. As an accomplished watercolour artist, Miss Jekyll was familiar with the principles of using colours, but she felt that in gardens these principles “had been greatly neglected”. This talk looks at how to apply these principles in designing a border, but it also looks at the ways in which a border is different from a painting. However, it goes further than this and looks at how contemporary work of the likes of Turner, Monet, Rothko, Jackson Pollack, and Hockney evolved in parallel with ideas about what a garden or border should look like.
ABOUT THE LECTURER
This was originally part of Timothy's work as director of the Oxford University Botanic Garden from 1988 to 2014. Botanic gardens are often described as living museums, and garden curators lecture about them in the same way as museum curators talk about their collections. Since 2014 Timothy has been a college lecturer and tutor at Somerville College Oxford. Gardens are often thought of a place where science and art meet on equal terms. Timothy's lectures investigate this relationship.
4 May 2021
The Genius of Beethoven
1 June 2021
Virginia Woolf on Art and Life
6 July 2021
Spirituality in 20th Century Art
7 September 2021
From Biscuits to Blouses: Garibaldi and the British
5 October 2021
2 November 2021
'Lost and found' the story of the missing Caravaggio
7 December 2021
The History and Styling of Christmas
Members may bring two guests to Lectures each year by prior arrangement with the Membership Secretary at least seven days before the Lecture, Tel. 01580 763423. A fee of £7 per guest is payable at the door.
If you are interested in joining The Arts Society Tenterden please contact us. The average wait for membership is about 12 months.
The Arts Society Tenterden was previously called Tenterden Decorative & Fine Arts Society, National Association of Decorative & Fine Arts Societies (NADFAS). The membership voted to change the name to The Arts Society Tenterden in July 2017