The Arts Society Betchworth

Sadly, while the pandemic continues, the Society is unable to offer their usual monthly lectures in Betchworth Village Hall. However, our specially commissioned, on-line lectures by Zoom are proving extremely popular.

MONDAY 15th MARCH at 2.30 pm
What’s in a Crack? A closer look at the paintings of Stanhope Forbes RA and the Newlyn School Painters

Working solely from her own research and conservation records, conservator Sarah Cove will reveal the secrets of the painters’ methods as viewed under the microscope and will ask as many questions as she answers. Problems with deterioration in the original materials will be discussed as well as comments on the cleaning, conservation and varnishing of these works. The lecture is illustrated with unique close-up macro-photos and the use of scientific methods such as x-radiography and infra-red reflectography.

Sarah is lecturing to us again by popular demand! She is a conservator and technical art historian and has appeared on BBC’s Fake or Fortune programme. Sarah now lives in Cornwall.

If you are not a member and would like to enjoy this absorbing, illustrated lecture you are invited to come as a visitor for £5.

Please email Pat Frankland or call Pat on 01737 842028. 

All you need is a PC, laptop or tablet, a comfy chair and your favourite tipple. If you are not a member do come as a visitor. Zooming is not complicated and we provide easy to follow instructions.

For more information please visit our website.

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