Events

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EVENTS FOR MEMBERS

Our UK programme includes special visits to houses and private collections often not open to the public, study visits to museums, architectural walks, seminars and evening lectures. This is complemented each year by one or two Foreign Study Tours.

Two Private Houses, Gimson and the Dryad Collection, Leicester

UK EVENT

Tue 17 Sep 2019

Along with its superb group of works by Ernest Gimson and other Arts & Crafts designers, Leicester Museum has a collection of folk art from around the world gathered by Harry Peach, founder of...

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Arts & Crafts in Ireland: Dublin to Cork

FOREIGN STUDY TOUR

Mon 23 Sep 2019

Highlights around Dublin will include a visit to Lambay Island to see the house designed by Edwin Lutyens for the Baring family (weather-dependent), Farmleigh in the Phoenix Park (donated to the...

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Visit to a Private Collection in Chelsea

UK EVENT

Wed 02 Oct 2019

The house was designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh for the painter, Harold Squire, in 1920 and completed in 1923. Augustus John was a guest there in the late 1930s and it was bought by Edward Le...

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David Parr House and Mill Road Cemetery, Cambridge

UK EVENT

Thu 10 Oct 2019

186 Gwydir Street is a small terraced house bought in 1886 by David Parr, a working-class ‘artist-decorator’ employed by F.R. Leach & Sons. They are known for their work in Cambridge on Queens’...

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A Private Visit to Cressida Bell’s Studio

UK EVENT

Wed 16 Oct 2019

Cressida Bell, the granddaughter of Vanessa Bell, will give an introductory talk encompassing her Bloomsbury heritage and her own practices as a contemporary artist, designer and maker. Cressida,...

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Visit to Royal Holloway College

UK EVENT

Wed 06 Nov 2019

Senior Curator Laura MacCullogh and Dr Imogen Tedbury will lead the visit to Royal Holloway College in Egham, Surrey. This great ‘Temple of Victorian Art’ was built in the French Renaissance...

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AGM at Sotheby’s Institute of Art

UK EVENT

Sat 09 Nov 2019

The DAS AGM will be held again at Sotheby’s Institute of Art by kind permission of the Director. The formal proceedings will be followed by brief talks by recipients of recent DAS grants...

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Private View of British Art Pottery at Woolley & Wallis

UK EVENT

Sat 23 Nov 2019

Woolley & Wallis invite DAS members to view the British Art Pottery auction which includes the Martin Brothers collection of George Twyman. This academic collection has over 200 pieces of Martin...

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Exhibition and Study Session at the William Morris Gallery

UK EVENT

Fri 24 Jan 2020

Join Curator Roisin Inglesby for a tour of Pioneers: William Morris and the Bauhaus. The exhibition explores the deep links between the British Arts & Crafts movement and the Bauhaus, with a...

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Liberty-era Palermo

FOREIGN STUDY TOUR

Mon 09 Mar 2020

This tour, focusing on the Art Nouveau style (known as Stile Liberty in Italy), is still open for expressions of interest: closing date 14 September 2019. The tour will include several palazzi...

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