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Our two Art Appreciation groups meet in Bromley Library’s small meeting room on the 4th floor. The original fortnightly group has been running on Wednesday mornings for 25 years and membership is closed. The monthly Tuesday afternoon group, which we started in 2018 to accommodate our waiting list, repeats material that the main group enjoyed. Each meeting consists of a presentation with large, projected images of paintings or other artworks followed by questions and discussion. Speakers are mainly group members who have researched a painter or style of painting, or perhaps visited art galleries in other countries.

We encourange all members to give at least one ten-minute talk although there is no obligaion to speak. Many members move on to do interesting in-depth research and to give longer presentations. We also invite the occasional outside expert to speak to us. We break for Christmas, Easter and summer holidays. Each ‘term’ we ask for a contribution to our room costs - usually £2 per scheduled meeting. The current schedules are set out below.

WEDNESDAY GROUP Meetings – starting at 10.30am and finishing before noon:

18th Sept             Graham Taylor      JMW Turner - a closer look
  2nd Oct              Clare Preston       Key German artists and Art Galleries
16th Oct               Mark Lewis          Medieval Goldsmiths - their work and techniques
  6th Nov              10-Minute talks    Members volunteer to cover a topic'
20th Nov               Anne Jones         Face-to-Face; some self-portraits'

– starting at 2.15pm and finishing before 4 pm:

10th Sept           Graham Taylor      The beginnings of 'narrative painting'
1st Oct               Anne Jones         Rene Magritte - Surrealism in the blazing sun'
5th Nov              10-Minute talks    Members volunteer to cover a topic'
10th Dec             Richard Hart        Some key paintings by Burne Jones'

For more details please email: websitemanager@u3abromley.org.uk