Message from the Chair –12 October 2020
Dear members~
I hope you are well and able to enjoy these sunny autumn days, despite the continuing restrictions – we need to get the boost of vitamin D while we can!
I’m sure all who attended will join me in saying a huge Thank You to John Rattenbury for delivering and hosting a splendid lecture last month: I am in awe of his synchronised handling of ancient Egyptian history and 21st century technology! We had excellent audience numbers and have received very positive and encouraging feedback, so please keep Zooming in, if you can.
In our next lecture, this Wednesday, 14 October, the writer and broadcaster Gavin Plumley will explore the late 19th century resurgence of Hungarian national identity in ‘A Hungarian Metropolis: Art and Culture in Budapest’. Gavin gave us an outstanding presentation on the Two Gustavs, Klimt and Mahler, in 2018 and we are delighted to welcome him back: expect another visual and musical treat!
Email invitations with the Zoom connection link have been sent out to everyone who signed up for them. If you have not received this, first check your email Spam folder; if still no joy, let us know asap on gafasmember@outlook.com And do please get in touch if we don’t already have your email address and you would like to attend.
The AGM will take place immediately after the lecture, so stay online if you wish to participate. In the circumstances, we will conduct this as briefly as possible.
The meeting will be open from 10am and, to ensure smooth running, will be locked from 10:30, so don’t be late! Please join in plenty of time and enjoy the pre-lecture blether – ideally settled comfortably with a cup of tea or coffee.
Looking forward to seeing you on Wednesday,
My very best wishes,
Virginia Hewitt

Welcome to the Glasgow Antiques and Fine Art Society, known as GAFAS, an independent art organisation, founded in 1972, with a membership of 650. Meetings are held monthly on Wednesdays at 10.30am, in the Strathclyde Suite of the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, from September to June, excluding January.

Distinguished lecturers are invited from all parts of the United Kingdom, to present talks on a wide range of antique or contemporary art topics.   An Annual Outing is held in May, to visit a venue of outstanding national or international artistic importance.

New Members are very welcome, and may apply online or by post, as detailed on the ‘Become a Member’ page.


Header & footer images photographed for GAFAS from objects in Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum