UPLYME Church’s annual art festival will start on Wednesday, August 22 with a talk by local expert Pamela Simpson.
Pam (pictured) has taught in London art schools for more than 30 years and now lives in West Dorset.
Her talk, ‘The Journey Towards Abstraction’, looks at aspects of paintings that led artists towards a new way of painting in the 20th century. These include early cave painting, Giotto, John Constable, Van Gogh, Ben Nicholson, Sonia Delauney, Mark Rothko and Bridget Riley.
Tickets for the talk are £10 with proceeds going to Uplyme Church’s chosen charities – Tearfund and New Hope Uganda. Contact Sheila Stratton on 01297 445464 for details on how to book tickets.
Historic buildings consultants Angel Architecture and LF Webb architectural design are sponsoring the talk. It’s followed by two days of art of on display in the church on 24 and 25 August from 10.30am to 4.30pm. Entry to the art show is free.