The Arts Society Guernsey

The Arts Society Guernsey postponed its Inaugural Lecture to 23rd September 2020 with the lecture Broken by Life: The Paintings of Vincent van Gogh given by Stella Lyons (via Zoom from her home in the UK). Following the relaxation of social distancing requirements in Guernsey, our sponsor, Rothschild & Co, were able to invite all our Members to a Champagne Reception at our venue prior to the Inaugural Lecture and the lecture was projected very successfully via Zoom onto the big screen in the lecture hall.  

On Monday 5 October 2020, we enjoyed a fascinating lecture presented by Professor Marie Conte-Helm MBE entitled The Arts of Japan - Highlights of Japanese Arts and Culture, which was very well attended and sponsored by Art for Guernsey. 

Howard Smith gave a delightful lecture - Rupert Bear and his Guernsey Connections, on Wednesday 21 October 2020, in celebration of the centenary of Rupert's creation by Guernseyman Herbert Tourtel.The lecture was sponsored by Canaccord Genuity.

The fourth lecture of the season, was presented by Simon Seligman and took place on Monday 2 November 2020 - Chatsworth and the story of the Devonshire Family from 1549 to the present day. The evening proved very popular with members and our thanks goes to Ravenscroft for sponsoring the event and the pre-lecture drinks. 

Cazenove Capital kindly sponsored our fifth lecture on Wednesday 18 November 2020, together with a much appreciated champagne and canape pre-lecture reception. The lecture was entitled What have the Huguenots ever done for us? and was given by Vivienne Lawes.  The evening was fabulous and much enjoyed by all those present.

The final lecture of the first lecture season actually took place on 21 January 2021, Bankrolling the Renaissance - A History of the Medici Family was very well supported and was generously sponsored by Hiscox.

Our lecture venue is Les Cotils Centre, St Peter Port. Doors open at 6.00pm and the lecture will start at 7.00pm.

You are invited to join The Arts Society Guernsey for the second lecture season commencing in May 2021 for a membership subscription of £60, for six lectures. Which works out very reasonably at only £10 per lecture.  To apply for membership please complete our online membership application form available here:  CLICK HERE

The exciting and varied programme of an additional six lectures for 2021 is as follows;-

Wednesday 19 May 2021   Fine Art Forgery - Craftsmanship or Conjuring Trick? - David Phillips. Lecture sponsored by Hiscox.

Wednesday 16 June 2021   Masters of the Sea - Highlights of Maritime Art from the 17th Century to the Present Day - Dr James Taylor. Lecture sponsored by Polygon Collective.

Wednesday 21 July 2021   Wright of Derby - Painter of Light - Eveline Eaton. Lecture sponsored by Canaccord.

Wednesday 29 September 2021   Sir Anthony Van Dyck - Prince of Painters - Adam Busiakiewicz. Lecture sponsored by Ravenscroft.

Thursday 21 October 2021   Faberge - The Life and Works of the World's Greatest Goldsmith - John Benjamin. Lecture sponsored by Rothschild & Co.

Wednesday 17 November 2021   Life and Art of Marianne North - Victorian Botanical Artist and Traveller - Twigs Way. Lecture sponsored by Cazenove.

The Arts Society Guernsey wish to extend their sincere thanks to all sponsors for their generosity and support of the first, and also the second 2021 lecture seasons.

Any queries relating to The Arts Society Guernsey - please contact us via email -   or phone our helpline 07781 402003. 

The Arts Society Guernsey is a charity registered in Guernsey (Charity no. CH626) and is affiliated to The Arts Society, a charity registered in England & Wales and Scotland.

Supported by Mourant Guernsey in respect of legal advice.




Les Cotils

St Peter Port