Zambian Art - Sue Pursey

September’s meeting was held using Zoom. It featured a presentation by Sue Pursey. 

Sue spoke about “Zambian Art” which was very interesting and the numerous wonderful examples Sue showed us via Zoom were completely different to the Eurocentric art that we are used to seeing and discussing. Six of us attended, including a member from Bailgate U3A, and we enjoyed discussing the exhibits helped by Sue’s extensive knowledge of the country.




Art Appreciation


  •  We decided at the September meeting that we would alternate member presentations with watching Arts Society lectures followed by discussion. Thus on Monday 19 October at 2pm we will view “18th century hand-painted Chinese export silks: trade and technique”.

    This lecture was recorded in August 2020 and delivered by an Arts Society [ AS] accredited lecturer. It can be accessed via the AS website on YouTube and is 36 minutes long. Please suggest lectures or gallery tour videos for future meetings.

    Sue now has access to ProZoom which means we can have longer than 40 minutes and so we will have time for discussion after hearing the lecture which includes illustrations. Sue will send the email invitation with the Zoom link and will upload the video for all to view the lecture at the meeting.

  •  We are very happy to welcome existing and new members to the Group and I am happy to have a practice Zoom session with someone who hasn’t used it before.

    With best wishes



    I think that we could keep to our original programme topic for December i.e. bring a Christmas decoration to talk about.
    We thus need a volunteer for October and November!


  • Convenor: Elizabeth Wilson:









Art Appreciation

  • The group meets to discuss any aspect of the visual arts. We visit studios,
    public galleries and exhibitions. We invite local artists to talk to our group and our members give presentations on the work of their favourite artists. Members’ talks have included the work of Winifred Nicholson, Peter Ball, Marc Chagal, William Morrison and the Pre-Raphaelites and Toulouse Lautrec.
  • Group members would welcome new attendees at their meetings. Activities include members’ presentations on artists and exhibitions attended, guest speakers, visits to art galleries and viewing of DVDs borrowed from the U3A national library.Meetings are informal and are held in members’ homes unless an outing has been arranged.
    If interested, please contact Elizabeth Wilson
  • The Art Appreciation Group meets on the third Monday of the month at 2pm.  The Convenor is Elizabeth Wilson.  We keep numbers to around 15 since that is a comfortable number to seat for ‘at home’ meetings but ‘out’ meetings to galleries and exhibitions can manage larger numbers.

Convenor: Elizabeth Wilson: email: