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Bradford on Avon Arts Association aims to encourage the enjoyment of all things artistic, especially fine and applied arts, sculpture, architecture and literature.

The Association also supports other local organisations.

Meetings are at 7.30pm in the Wallington Hall on the first Sunday of the month, from September to June, with talks from professional speakers. Entry is £3 for members and £5 for non-members.
Regular coach visits are organized to galleries, exhibitions and other places of interest.
A quarterly newsletter keeps members in touch with forthcoming events.

Forthcoming Events

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February 2020

Stephen Girling – The Modern Portrait as Icon

February 2 at 7:30 pm
Upper Room, Wallington Hall, Church Street
Bradford on Avon, BA15 1LN United Kingdom
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£3 – £5

Revd Stephen Girling, Missioner at Bath Abbey, will be drawing on his Masters research to talk about the aspiration of Vincent Van Gogh to paint portraits which are able to penetrate through to a person's soul and into another eternal dimension.  Stephen will pose the question to what extent Van Gogh’s portraits, and more specifically, this image of La Berceuse, equate to the powerful effect that religious icons had on the early Christians. In van Gogh’s own words - ‘I would like…

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March 2020

Sarah Latham Phillips – British Art of the First World War

March 1 at 7:30 pm
Upper Room, Wallington Hall, Church Street
Bradford on Avon, BA15 1LN United Kingdom
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£3 – £5

This well-illustrated lecture, the second of two, will identify some of Britain’s greatest and innovative 20th century artists from the Slade School of Art who embraced modernity and new ideas from Europe. First World War artists like Paul Nash and Stanley Spencer will be placed in their historical and biographical context. Sarah will reflect on their involvement with the art of the First World War and how they made a considerable impact on the British Art world of the twentieth…

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Oxford

March 10 at 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
£2 – £16

Our first trip of the year will be another outing to the splendid city of Oxford. Take the opportunity to visit the colleges or just walk around to enjoy the outstanding architecture, wonderful museums and excellent shopping facilities. A tour of the historic buildings of the Bodleian Library is worthwhile and includes a visit to the Radcliffe Camera. The special exhibition at the Ashmolean Museum will be the “Young Rembrandt”, displaying the largest collection of works devoted to the young artist…

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