Art and Culture

Image: James Nairn, View of Corrie on Arran, courtesy of the Fleming Collection.

BEA has developed a varied programme of practical art classes and workshops with local artists over recent years. Our art history programme has ranged from the study of prehistoric art and ancient civilisations to western art of the 20th Century.

This spring we are running a further 3-part session of Introduction to Drawing Architecture with local artist Gail Wareham beginning 12th April.

The three part course on The Art of the Foundling Hospital by Madeleine Ravetta, which was to begin on March 28th, has been postponed until the autumn.

We have also developed a close working relationship with Maltings Berwick, and we programme art events to support exhibitions at the Granary Gallery, Berwick.

Prof Maria Chester will be giving five tours of the exhibition The Printed Line this spring, and also a lecture on printing techniques to be held at the Henry Travers Studio, Maltings, Berwick on 28th April.

Here you can see a 30 minute virtual tour of many of the paintings from the recent exhibition ‘The Glasgow Boys and Girls’, with a commentary by BEA art history tutor, Prof Maria Chester.

Maria has just launched her first website which gives details of her wide range of lectures.