Please read Chair’s Notices and Covid-19 Arrangements for up to date notices regarding the delivery of our Lecture Programme while the current Covid-19 pandemic continues.
Please also note that all our lectures are being presented via Zoom while the current pandemic continues and are NOT taking place at the Bronte Lecture Theatre of the University of Huddersfield. Details can be found by following the links in the right hand column on this Home page under the heading “Forthcoming Events”. Thank you.
The Arts Society is a leading arts charity which opens up the world of the Arts through a network of local societies and national events.
With inspiring monthly lectures given by some of the country’s top experts, together with days of special interest, educational visits and cultural holidays, The Arts Society is a great way to learn, have fun and make new and lasting friendships.
Society Members and Affiliate Members can also become involved in worthwhile conservation volunteering projects in churches, museums, castles and stately homes. There are over 375 Societies throughout the UK and mainland Europe, as well as in Australia and New Zealand, so join us and discover all that The Arts Society has to offer.
The Huddersfield Society has a healthy membership of over 120 and welcomes new members throughout the year.
Each year the society presents nine lectures and opportunities to learn and socialise further through days of special interest. Our lectures take place on a Thursday from 19.30 normally in the Sparck Building, Firth Street, Huddersfield, with members getting together from around 18.45 onwards and notices, prior to the lectures, at 19.15. Currently, our lectures will be provided on line via Zoom. For full details of dates and subjects of each lecture please click on the Lecture title under “Forthcoming Events” in the right hand column on this Home page where a rolling programme can be found. Alternatively, to see the complete programme, view the page “Upcoming Lectures” which can be found in the drop down box by clicking on “Lectures” in the banner above and following the links. The programme itself will be updated if new arrangements are made. Details of Days of Special Interest and Visits can also be found on dedicated pages on this website although, under the current lockdown arrangements, these have not yet been finalised.
Our next Zoom lecture will be on Thursday, 20th May at 7.30pm
Artists’ views of Australia: aboriginal; pioneer; botanical and Impressionist.
Inspired by the Australian landscape and the major art galleries in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra and Adelaide Caroline has created a lecture that explores its extraordinary climatic contrasts prompted by Dorothea McKellar’s celebratory poem My Country, the patterned hands of ancient Aboriginal cave paintings, the dreams of pioneers, the unique botanical treasures, the glorious light captured by the Heidelberg School, Australia’s own Impressionists, and, finally, the rediscovery of its indigenous art. In 2008 Caroline presented a BBC Radio Four series called A Sunparched Country for which she researched and travelled around eastern Australia.
Caroline has lectured in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, USA, Europe, Japan and on cruises to the Baltic, Mediterranean, Caribbean and Indian Ocean. In 2017 she returned to The Arts Society in New Zealand. She lectures for the University of Cambridge ICE (Course Director for International Summer Programme), the Royal Horticultural Society, museums, and specialist travel companies. Caroline is a Consultant Designer specializing in evoking historic, artistic and symbolic references and the author of eleven books including Water Lilies and Bory Latour-Marliac; The Genius behind Monet’s Water Lilies; Impressionists in their Gardens; Follies of Europe: Architectural Extravaganzas; Monet at Giverny and Icons of Garden Design. Her theatre productions are: How does your garden grow Mr. Shakespeare and Impressionists in their Gardens: living light and colour and she is a presenter and contributor on television and BBC Radio 4. In 2017 Caroline was the recipient of the Herb Society of America ‘Elizabeth Crisp Rea Award’.
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