The Arts Society Dukeries’ Wednesday 5th June meeting will be a lecture on ‘Antony Gormley: A Body of Work’. Antony Gormley’s career spans nearly 40 years, during which time he has made sculpture that explores the relationship of the human body to space, often using his own body as his starting point. His work has been shown throughout the world, in galleries including the Tate in London and the Hermitage in St Petersburg, but is also often on open display, as public art, such as Another Place at Crosby Beach, near Liverpool. As well as works that he is well known for, like the iconic Angel of the North, this lecture will look at some of his earlier and less well-known works, to give an overall view of the development of his work across his whole career, up to the present time.
The next meeting of the Arts Society Dukeries is on Wednesday 3rd July and will explore the masterpieces of the Mauritshuis in the Hague Art Gallery.
The group meet at the Civic Centre, Long Lane, Carlton in Lindrick S81 9AP. The doors will open at 10.00am and the lecture is from 11.00am to 12.00pm approximately. Visitors are very welcome to come along at a cost of £6.00 per lecture. There is free car parking. For further details about the society or its lecture programme please contact Suzanne on 01909 290488 or Gill on 01909 540506 or see www.theartssociety.org/Dukeries.
Special Interest Day
On Friday 12th April, the Arts Society Dukeries held a Special Interest Day on ‘The changing face of fashion and jewellery over the years, from Downton to Gatsby 1890 – 1929 and the glamour years to 1959’.
Working through these extraordinary periods and events during these years, the speaker, Andrew Prince talked about the changing ideas and issues regarding fashion and jewellery showing how the changes in clothes fashion affected the look and the wearing of jewellery.
Around 50 members and friends enjoyed this fascinating talk and slideshow. A charismatic and enthusiastic speaker, Andrew talked about his lifetime love of jewellery, starting work at 16 years old for the Antiques Roadshow expert Ian Harris on Bond Street and then later joining the renowned contemporary jeweller Elizabeth Gage. Working with her on the design and productive side of the business, he developed his interest in costume jewellery. This led to him creating all forms of jewellery for both film and TV. Having worked on Bond Street and at Sotherby’s Auction Galleries, he had inside knowledge to the changes in jewellery fashion, with many slides showing the wearers, often from film and show business, with their exclusive and valuable jewellery.