8th May – Curator's tour of "ARTIST TEXTILES – Picasso to Warhol" exhibition at FTM, Bermondsey, London
This exhibition traces the history of 20th century art in textiles including work by Braque, Chagall, Dufy, Hepworth amongst others. It features examples of key European and American art movements – Fauvism, Cubism, Constructivism, Abstraction, Surrealism and Pop Art – as well as the work of leading fashion designers and manufacturers and reflects the domestic and personal use of textiles by ordinary people. Many of the works on display have not been shown in public before.
We are extremely fortunate to have as our guide Dennis Nothdruft, FTM Curator.
The Fashion and Textile Museum (FTM) is a cutting edge centre for contemporary fashion, textiles and jewellery in London. Founded by iconic British designer Zandra Rhodes, the centre showcases a programme of changing exhibitions exploring elements of fashion, textile and jewellery as well as the Academy which runs courses for creative students and businesses.
Situated in the heart of fashionable Bermondsey Village, in a fantastic building designed by Mexican architect Ricardo Legorreta, the FTM aims not just to display and collect items relating to fashion, jewellery and textile design, but to offer inspiration to a new generation of creatives. Now redeveloped and operated by Newham College, the museum is a hub of learning, ideas and networking for the fashion and jewellery industry.
FTM, 83 Bermondsey Street SE1 3XF (nearest station: London Bridge).
Thursday 8th May, 2pm to 4pm approx. to include tour, refreshments and possible free time
£20, to include coffee and biscuits
Contact: Jill Holloway - Email: Jillholloway500@yahoo.co.uk - Tel: 01243 774751
Wed 14th May – Medieval art at St Botolph’s, Hardham, and two other ‘Lewes Group’ churches
19 May 2014 - Museum visit to Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft and guided village walk - 11am – 3:30pm
The Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft was opened by the Tate's Nicholas Serota last September after a £2.3m revamp, which resulted rave reviews, viz: "… the project will prove a huge success, and win every award in the museum book." – Rupert Christiansen, Daily Telegraph; "… one of the loveliest small museums I have visited." – Andrew Lambirth, The Spectator.
Ditchling became a centre for visual arts and crafts in the early years of the 20th century. The Museum holds a nationally important collection of work by the artists and craftsmen who were drawn to the village including Eric Gill and Joseph Cribbe. See an extraordinary body of work in the same village that it was created in. After lunch take the opportunity to stroll around the village on a guided walk passing some of the houses and workshops associated with the craftspeople and looking at lettering and sculpture by them in the churchyard.
19 May 2014, 11am – 3:30pm Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft, Lodge Hill Lane, Ditchling, East Sussex BN6 8SP
£26, to include coffee and biscuits on arrival, cup of tea following the walk.
There is an opportunity to find your own lunch in either of the two pubs in the village or in one of the pretty village tea rooms.
Contact: Dina Thorpe by email to Dina.Thorpe@yahoo.co.uk, or telephone 01273 472370
Mon, 9th June – Guided tour of modern art at Chichester Cathedral
Chichester Cathedral is famous for its modern art which was commissioned mainly during the late 20th century to invigorate and beautify the cathedral.
23rd July, 2014 – David Shepherd in conversation, at Danny House, Hurstpierpoint
Internationally recognized as the world's best wildlife artist, David has at all times felt that he had a duty in the form of conservation towards the world and the animals that inhabit our planet.
In his lifetime, David Shepherd, CBE, FRSA, FRGS, OBE, has painted and drawn many pictures and travelled to many parts of the world to do so. We are delighted that he has agreed to share some of his extraordinary tales and experiences with us and will also bring along some paintings from his private collection for us to view. He is a most approachable down-to-earth chap who enjoys sharing his pleasure of art and his concern over the diminishing wildlife throughout the world.
This relaxed and informal chat with David will be followed by tea and homemade cakes made by the cook at historic Danny House, which is worth seeing in its own right.
23rd July, 2014 - 2pm to 4pm.
£25, to include tea & homemade cakes!
Apply to: Annie Flitcroft - Email: email@example.com – Tel: 02392 734564