Activities | Art Appreciation


The group was founded to increase our knowledge of the visual arts, particularly to give us an insight into areas of which we have little information.

We go to talks and tours of the galleries and broaden our knowledge of all types of painting, drawing and sculpture.


Members of the group have also given presentations on the artist they particularly like. Members, who wish to, are also picking a Scottish artist to research and inform the rest of the group about their chosen artist. We try to look at different types of artwork and eras to take us outside our comfort zone. .

Essential Information
Group Leader - Jean Barr
Email -
When - Ad Hoc (email Jean for details)
Where - Various venues
Cost - Some exhibitions have entrance fees
Requirements - Interest in visual arts

Proposed visits
A) Making of the Great Tapestry in New Lanark on the 29th June
B) Canaletto at the Queen's Gallery at Holyrood on the 11th July
C) Rennie Mackintosh exhibition in Kelvingrove on the 1st August
Please contact Jean Barr asap to show your interest.
Pleasure of art

Art Appreciation is the knowledge and understanding of the universal and timeless qualities that identify all great art. The more you appreciate and understand the art of different eras, movements, styles and techniques, the better you can develop, evaluate and improve your own artwork.

Group Leader's Comments

"We are extremely lucky to have the world class galleries in Edinburgh and Glasgow only a short journey away. Among the visits we have had tours of the Gallery of Modern Art in Glasgow, attended short lectures at the National Gallery Edinburgh and been to Jupiter Artland near Livingston. Anyone interested in the visual arts is welcome to join us regardless of their level of knowledge."