Members Information

NEWS
Next Meeting;
There will be no meetings for the foreseeable future because of the Corona virus lockdown etc. The Shipley Art Gallery is now closed and will not reopen until the end of April at the earliest (when the reopening date is to be reviewed).

To help keep members in contact with each other and with their art activities a "Corona Virus (Self Isolation) Gallery" has been set up on the web site and Members might like to contribute art works completed during this period of confinement for display there. Just send them along as usual and they will be added to the Gallery.

Keep safe, keep busy!
The Annual Exhibition which began on 9th Nov has now concluded.116 paintings made the list from which three Highly Commended awards were made and the visiting public choose 'The People's Award' painting. -see Commended Works.

Portraiture demo by Ted Taylor on the 15th Feb (see Events)

Ted Taylor Demo -intro

Artist Ted Taylor being introduced to the members by John Fulthorpe prior to his portraiture demonstration at the Shipley Workshop .
photo A White

The "Alla Prima" afternoon of a couple of weeks ago produced 9 entries. The vote was close with Margaret's seascape being chosen by the members as the winner.

FOCUS GROUP
Mapping Contemporary Art in Heritage Environment: Creation, Consumption and Exchange.
GAS members have asked to form a Focus Group that will feed into the above Heritage Sites project in assisting with its aims;

-To map the trajectory of contemporary visual art in heritage sites in the UK,
-To understand how artists engage with the heritage context in the creation of contemporary art for heritage properties,
-To analyse how contemporary artworks commissioned for these contexts are received and consumed by heritage property visitors.

The first meeting took place at the Shipley Gallery on 27th April 2018. The Society's involvement will continue with visits to Gibside, Cherryburn and Holy Trinity Church, Sunderland as part of the study.
The study is organised by the University of Newcastle, with the University of Leeds and national and regional partners from the arts and heritage sectors. It is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. It runs from Jan 2017 to Dec 2019 but GAS’s involvement has now ended although we have been invited to attend a conference on the subject sometime next year when the findings will be reported.