Tuesday 25th August 2015, 10:30am


A five-week introduction to modern art in Britain led by renowned art lecturers Val and Frank Woodgate places the Gallery’s rich permanent collection into the context of artistic developments in Britain and Europe. 

Each class will give a complete picture of a specific area of early modern British art through an illustrated lecture and Q&A discussion. 

Classes are available to book individually or as a complete course. 

Price per session £30 (Friends £25)
Full 5-week course £130 (Friends £100)
(includes tea, coffee and pastries)

Every Tuesday for five weeks from 25 August, 10.30am – 1pm


Week 1: Modernism comes to Britain: Sickert and the Camden Town Group

One of the outstanding British painters of his generation, Sickert lived for many years in various parts of Europe, returning to London in 1905 after seven years in Dieppe. The short-lived Camden Town Group was founded in 1911 with Sickert as its presiding genius. Inspired by French Impressionism and Post-Impressionism, the Group chronicled changes in British Society immediately before and during the First World War, and heralded a new modern spirit in British art.

With Val Woodgate.