Arts Society of Gainsborough & District

by | 29 March 2021 | Art, Gainsborough, Hobbies

The Arts Society Gainsborough and District’s lectures are currently being streamed on Zoom. This is proving popular and successful for easy viewing and listening! The next lecture, on 1st April, Maundy Thursday, will be an Easter special delivered by Clare Ford-Wille on ‘The Passion of Christ from Giotto to Stanley Spencer’.
This will be followed on 6th May with a visit from Andrew Prince, discussing ‘Jewellery and Fashion: from Downton to Gatsby’.
Non-members are welcome. Please email or for each Zoom link and method of payment, which is £7.00 if you are not a member.
On 4th March, Canadian author, Ross King, gave an articulate insight into the paintings of Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven: ‘Wild Men of the North’. In early 20th century Toronto, Canada, the first stirrings of a new movement of painting were being felt, with an influence from Europe and mindful of publicising a very new country. A group of artists started to engage with the awesome Canadian wilderness, a landscape previously considered too wild and untamed to inspire true art. Leading the way was the artist, woodsman and guide, Tom Thomson… followed by seven intrepid young artists.