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 on 14th March 2019 at Penwith College at 7.00pm

please note earlier start time to allow for a brief AGM before the lecture.

 ‘Bernini : Universal Genius’

Brendan Cassidy

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Apollo & Daphne – Bernini

Gianlorenzo Bernini (1598-1680) is best known today as a sculptor and an architect (he designed the famous marble colonnade in front of the Vatican) but these were only two of his many talents. Like Michelangelo and Leonardo before him he was a universal man and on occasion would turn his hand to writing plays and composing music. This lecture, however, will focus on his sculpture among which are some of the greatest works in marble and bronze in the history of European art.
Brendan Cassidy
MA from Edinburgh University and a PhD from Cambridge. Has taught art history at Cambridge, London, Princeton and St. Andrew’s, and lectures to academic and other audiences in the UK, USA and Europe..

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.

If you’d like to see what we’re all about, you’re welcome to book a spot at any of our lectures as a guest for a £7 fee.  Please contact us here  with your name or send us an email  here .

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