The first in THG’s series of talks this week was well received by art lovers. Join them at the Honiton gallery next week for a fascinating insight into UK landscape painting from past to present:

15 September, 10.00– 12.00 : Landscape tradition  Explore Gainsborough’s ‘Mr and Mrs Andrews’, then Turner and Constable through to Stanley Spencer and Paul Nash, the photography of Humphrey Spender and Bert Hardy and more recently, Andy Goldsworthy and Richard Long.

Further talks in the series:

22 September, 10.30 – 12.00: Expressionism  Explore key painters in this highly influential movement, focussing on the paintings of Munch, Schiele, Grosz, Kollwitz, Dix and Beckmann, the Abstract Expressionist work of Pollock and De Kooning and how it has been adapted by today’s artists such Tracy Emin. 

6 October, 10.30 – 12.00: The Art of Protest To many artists 'Art is rebellion'. Explore how artists assume the role of activist and critic in the context of bringing about political change including contemporary protest artists such as Ai Weiwei, Grayson Perry, Kara Walker, Keith Haring and Judy Chicago.

13 October, 10.30-12.00: John Francis in conversation with Tim Craven and Deborah Smith  - John Francis will discuss the themes of the current exhibition: In Plain Sight: The London Group & Thelma Hulbert and her London Group Friends with Tim Craven from The London Group and Deborah Smith, researcher at Kingston University.

£ 10 per talk (£8 students/THG Friends) Book here: Art after 1950 : Art lecture series | Thelma Hulbert Gallery