A Special Evening Lecture on Zoom
Wednesday 24 March 2021 at 7.30pm.
‘THE STATE OF BRITISH CRAFTS’
Dr Jonathan Foyle has written over 100,000 words in the Financial Times Weekend on craftspeople: their passions, skills and materials. Some of them believe they are the last practitioners of their craft. How and why do people transform raw materials into works of art? How do their hands and tools transform raw materials into works of utility and beauty? And how do they see their prospects as inheritors and conduits of hand-crafted tradition in an in- dustrialised world of mass production?
Dr Jonathan Foyle was Chief Executive of World Monuments Fund Britain for eight years, and a Curator of Historic Buildings at Hampton Court for as long, during which time he took his 2002 PhD on reconstructing Wolsey's palace. He is a frequent feature writer for the Fi- nancial Times on issues of architecture, history and craft, and is approaching his fourth published cathedral mono-graph: Canterbury, Lincoln, Lichfield - now Peterborough. A presenter of numerous television series including BBC4's Henry VIII: Patron or Plunderer? and BBC2's Climbing Great Buildings, he lectures frequently on a range of art- historical topics. He brings teaching experience as a former Course Director for the University of Cambridge Summer Schools and is an Honorary Professor in Conservation at the University of Lincoln.
If you would like to attend, please send £5, if you are a member of the Art Society or £7, if you are a visitor, via an electronic payment to: SD&NYDFAS, Account number 00017726, sort code 40-52-40. Please add your name and 'guest' or send a cheque to David Phillips, 8 George Street, Barnard Castle, County Durham, DL12 8JD. Please notify me at and I will send you the Zoom link to the lecture.
A Live Video Broadcast on Zoom
Wednesday 28 April 2021 at 11:00am.
A VIRTUAL MUEUM TOUR AT THE CA 'D' ORA PALACE, VENICE
Luisella Romeo has been a registered tourist guide in Venice since May of 2000. She was born and raised in Venice and after graduating from University in Venice, Ca’ Foscari, in Foreign Languages and Literature, had the chance to travel and study her love of art and history abroad. She says she is interested in most things and enjoys meeting people from all over the world. It is Luisella’s birthday on the 28th April - so maybe we should drink coffee and eat cake to celebrate with her?
The Ca ‘d’ Ora Palace stands on the Grand Canal directly opposite the Rialto Market. Once covered in colourful paint and gold leaf, the house has been a national Italian museum featuring the beautiful art collection of Baron Giorgio Franchetti who acquired the palace in 1894 and turned it into an art gallery.The collection features major masterpieces by Mantegna, frescoes by Titian and bronze statuary and bas- reliefs. Franchetti, with the support of Gabriele D’Annuzio and Mariano Fortuny, designed and decorated the exquisite ground floor with ancient tessarie in marble of different colours, inspired by the mosaic floors of St Mark’s Basilica.
Please Book and Pay in Advance:
If you would like to attend, please send £10 via an electronic payment to: SD&NYDFAS, account number 00017726, sort code 40-52-40. Please add your name and 'guest '- or send a cheque to David Phillips, 8 George Street, Barnard Castle, County Durham, DL12 8JD. Please notify David Phillips at and he will send you the link.