Photo: Sheep
by Jill de Gray Birch

Art History

Group Leader: Jill Mouncer

The Art History Group meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 10:30am at The Thomas Shop, Penybont. The meetings are informal but purposeful, informative and very enjoyable.

At the meetings a member of the group gives an illustrated talk on an artist that they have researched and particularly like. Some of our members have joined the group with no knowledge about art at all whilst others are extremely knowledgeable; its a great way to share and to learn. You would be most welcome to join us!


Programme for 2020

18th Feb, 17th March - Art in the Low Countries

21st April - Talk

19th May - Visit to a Gallery

16th June - Pop Art

21st July - The Grosvenor School of 1930s lino-cut prints

15th Sept - Rennie Mackintosh


Previous topics - 2015

21 July - The Making of Books

15 September - Celtic Art

20 October - Etruscan Art

17 November - Chinese Art

Previous topics - 2016

19th January - The Mosaics of Paphos

16th February - Islamic Art

14th April - Trip to National Museum of Wales

17th May - Islamic Art

21st June - Byzantine Art

19th July - Islamic Art

20th September - Talk and Film - Caravaggio

15th November - Islamic Art

Previous topics - 2017

17th January - Mughal Art

21st February - Film - subject tba

21st March - Islamic Art

18th April - Japanese Art

16th May - Giotto

20th June - Antony Gormley 

July - Visit to Sidney Nolan's studio

October - Celtic Art

December - Christmas lunch

Previous topics - 2018

January - High School students' presentations

February - Anglo-Saxons part 1

March - Anglo-Saxons part 2

April - Chinese and Japanese landscape painting and, in particular, that of Sesshu Toyo

May - Chinese art during the first few centuries of the 2nd millennium