Richmond Art Society – for artists and art lovers in the Richmond upon Thames area
Welcome to Richmond Art Society, we hold two major exhibitions each year and a substantial lecture programme on artists and art history. We welcome new members to the Society, to find out about joining, click here.
Visually Literate – 26 artworks, the inspiration for 26 stories
RAS members, Richard Tomlin, Jude Wild and Nataliya Zozulo recently took part in early May in an exhibition organised by Richard at The Fitzrovia Gallery in central London.
They were amongst twenty six Kingston Artists (KAOS) produced a variety of work: paintings, drawings, printmaking, mixed media, sculpture, photography and video art. Images of the work were given to a group of creative writers, tutored by Lisa McKinnon at the King Charles Centre Surbiton. They were deliberately told nothing about the work or of the artists but were asked to write short stories, poetry, flash writing inspired by the artwork. The writing was to be no longer than 500 words and would be displayed beside the artwork in the gallery.
To make the Private View a unique experience for the guests Lisa explained how the process of writing was undertaken and and then introduced a number of writers read out their stories. The PV was huge success, the writers enjoyed the opportunity to meet the artists for the first time and the large number of guests spilled onto the pavement.
Members can submit their own news stories via any member of the committee
The membership is made up of both those for whom artistic creation is an end in itself, including professional and semi-professional artists, and those who enjoy our highly-regarded art history lectures. Click here for a brief history of the Society.
Richmond Art Group as the society was originally called, was founded soon after the Second World War and first met at the premises of the Richmond School of Art in Halford House, where John Piper had studied.