Members Information

Next meeting 23rd August;
As previously announced there is a Society outing on Friday. If you are not available for the day out then the Workshop at the Shipley is open as usual for members to do studio work.
St Mary's Exhibition ends this coming weekend and paintings should be collected either on Friday 23rd between 10.00 and 14.30 or alternatively on Tuesday 27th during normal opening hours.
The St Mary's Exhibition is now on and runs until 23rd August 2019. St Mary's is also known as The Gateshead Heritage Centre and is the old church between the Tyne Bridge and The Sage.

The November-December Annual Exhibition dates have been announced as 9th Nov (preview day) to 21st December. Entry Forms to be submitted on or before 18th October.

Exhibition at Low Fell Library.
The Spring Exhibition at Low Fell Library ended on Saturday 31st May.

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.

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.