Topsham Art Group

Meetings - Note change of meeting day from Fridays to Tuesdays from 31 Oct


Meetings may be a series of artists’ presentations and demonstrations, or critiques of members’ works and presentations by knowledgeable guests.  They are held monthly - CHECK YOUR DIARY AND EMAILS BECAUSE WE ARE HAVING TO MOVE MEETINGS TO TUESDAYS DURING 2017.  We meet between 6.30 and 9.00 p.m.   Notices are given out before the talks start promptly at 7.00 p.m.  The meetings are at Topsham School, Orchard Way, Topsham, EX3 0DN


Programme for Autumn 2017

Friday 29 September 6.45pm Julian Halsby  The Art of Amadeo Modigliani


Amadeo Modigliani was an Italian painter and sculptor who worked mainly in France. His quirky portraits and languid nudes, characterized by elongation of faces and figures, were not well thought of during his short life, but have become very popular since. Julian Halsby is a much sought-after lecturer for NADFAS and author of seven books and many articles, he is also a practising artist, exhibiting in several London Galleries and in Sherborne where he now lives.


Tuesday 31 October 6:45pm Dr Jan Cox  

Nordic Art

 The Nordic countries - Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Iceland, and Finland – have produced     some wonderful artists, particularly in the period 1860-1900 when Severin Krøyer, Anders Zorn, Carl Larsson, Erik Westenkiold, Vilhelm Hammershøi and Edvard Munch achieved international recognition. Dr Jan D Cox specialises in 19th-century Nordic Art and is based in the Department of Continuing Education at both the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge.



Tuesday 28 November 

End of Year Party

The usual end-of year party may include a short talk, an art book sale, a quiz, a film and a competition.  Competition This will be of a snowy landscape (any medium). The aim is to portray the harshness of the coldest time of the year rather than a jolly Christmas Card scene.

 As usual there will be refreshments and all members are requested to bring some tasty finger food for up to 6 people.