The Arts Society Dukeries’ Annual General Meeting will be held on Wednesday 7th February at 1.30pm in St Anne’s Church Hall, Worksop S80 1NJ, followed by a lecture on ‘Women’s Representation in Art’ by Linda Smith. This is to celebrate 100 years and a day after the passing of the Representation of the People Act.
The lecture will cover how women have been represented in western art since ancient times. It presents a wide range of images of women, asking what was the function of each picture in its own time and how we might read it today. In the process, many nuances and meanings are revealed and changing attitudes to women, beauty and morality are addressed. The theme of visual representation runs alongside a parallel theme which looks at the long history of how women have struggled for political representation and what that has meant for their roles as subjects and makers of art.
Visitors are very welcome to come to the society’s meetings at a cost of £6.00 per lecture. There is a free car park at the hall and coffee and tea are available after the lecture. For further details of the full lecture programme and about the society, please speak to Anthony on 01909 731415 or Gill on 01909 540506 or see www.theartssociety.org/societies/dukeries.