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Gaugin 1

Grayson Perry


The Group Co-ordinator is Elizabeth Pearson. The group meets at 2.30pm on the SECOND TUESDAY of the month in the upstairs Meeting Room in Frome Library where we have access to helpful IT and refreshment facilities – we share the costs.

Our aim is literally to 'discover art'. So we share the particular interests of current members and we cover new ground by responding to opportunities as they arise. Recent meetings have included one of our members leading a session on L.S.Lowry, (following the release of the film "Mrs. Lowry and Son") - an artist who appreciated the beauty and drama of the industrial North, and whose work inspired the delightful ballet "A Simple Man" - this DVD added a new dimension to our meetings!

An "Exhibition on Screen" in Bath (from the National Gallery) - The Portraiture of Paul Gauguin led to a lively discussion of this extraordinary artist - 'we may condemn the artist, but it would be a mistake to condemn his art.' A very different world of 'Discovering Art' was opened up with a session on two twentieth century forgers : Van Meegeren and Tom Keating, and the current exhibition at the Royal Academy "Picasso and Paper" inspired a session on the creativity and contradictions of Picasso's prodigious talent.

Over the coming months there are plans to respond to exhibitions at the Victoria Gallery and the Holburne Museum, (Grayson Perry, Toulouse-Lautrec and Canaletto), as well as one member's special interest in Mosaics.

New members are always welcome, so if you are interested in 'discovering art' with us, please do contact Elizabeth Pearson on 01373 469739 or by email to

Van Meegeren

Gaugin 2

Toulouse Lautrec


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