Every year we hold a wide ranging and fascinating programme of lectures, visits workshops and social events. Our members, many of whom are artists and craftspeople themselves, are interested in all the decorative and fine arts including painting, music, literature, furniture, mosaics, and architecture. We try and ensure that the programme has something of interest to everyone and with such a committed and enthusiastic membership there’s always something new and exciting going on!
Here in West Cornwall, we’re a relatively new society founded in 2011 . We do have some availability now for new members, so if you would like to become a member, click here for further information.
We still remain one of over 300 member societies of the ‘The Arts Society’ formerly NADFAS – the National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Societies.
Our next lecture will be a week earlier in the month than usual, on Thursday 4th April at Penwith College at 7.30pm.
Susan Whitfield; The Silk Road And The Arts Of China
The opening of trade routes across Eurasia by land and sea enabled the movement of peoples, along with their cultures, arts, beliefs, technical skills and aesthetics. This was to have a profound influence on the arts of China, introducing new forms, designs, and materials, along with the craftsmen to pass on their skills. This lecture will look at several examples of masterpieces of art from China in the first millennium AD to illustrate this influence and show how the arts of China were greatly enriched by its Silk Road links.
To find out more about the forthcoming lecture series click here
and check the events page for details of what is coming up in the future.
You can use the same link if you have any questions or would like to become a member.