History & appreciation of art

History & Appreciation of Art

Leader: Robert Sedgley

Deputy Leader: Mike Ponting

Telephone: 960 446 034

Venue: CPC Oliva

Meeting Dates: First Monday of the month 4.30pm to 6.30pm.

If you would like to be an active participant in the History of Art  group, please contact the leader via the button above.


We have now been running for four years and have come in our chronological survey up to the end of the Nineteenth Century, and are on the cusp of the revolution in the visual arts that we call Modernism. For new members who wish to acquire a background understanding of what went before I recommend reading the notes of previous meetings. These are complete from the Renaissance onwards, but I still have to do some of the earlier ones.

However, this is by no means compulsory – we are not an exam group!

All are welcome; whether expert or not come and join in the conversation, find out more about the wonderful and surprising world of art!