We have returned to our former location at the Fritz-Haber-Villa for this lecture and for future lectures!!
Fritz-Haber-Villa, Faradayweg 8 (side entrance Hittorfstrasse)
Our next lecture:
Monday, 28 May 2018
Ann Clements – Australian Impressionists
Aboriginal art is now widely appreciated but other Australian painting is largely unknown. Yet in 1889 the “9 x 5” exhibition, held in Melbourne, is now regarded as a pivotal moment in Australian art. It included works by Tom Roberts, Arthur Streeton and and Charles Conder. The trio became known as the Australian Impressionists.
By leaving their studios to paint in the open air at a series of camps outside Melbourne they opened the public’s eyes to the beauties of the landscape and established an authentic Australian approach to painting for the first time.
Ann Clements has wide experience lecturing both at home and abroad. Her earlier work includes cataloguing English watercolours and drawings for the Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, research for the Paul Mellon Foundation and university lecturing.
Royal Wedding at the British Embassy in Berlin
Here´s our Patron, Robbie Bulloch, Head of Mission and Consul General of the Britsh Embassy in Berlin together with our Chairman Ursula Fortune at the Royal Wedding celebrations
We mourn the passing of our Committee Member HELGA BEITZ. Helga was a member of Bridfas Berlin/The Arts Society Berlin and a member of the Committee since 1999 and a great asset in her engagement for our society especially through her great knowledge of the arts in the widest sense. Our society and her friends benefitted so much from her never tiring help and her wonderful friendly and humorous being. If help was needed there was never a question that she was in the forefront to assist in what ever was needed. She adored her family especially her grandchildren and was a wonderful friend to her friends and neighbours. We will sorely miss her, not only as a committee member but as a most appreciated friend.
Our April lecture was accompanied by spring blossoms and a singing nightingale as we went home
We have changed our name to The Arts Society Berlin in line with recent changes to The Arts Society in the UK, who provides us with the wonderful choice of lecturers to come to Berlin.