Our 2022-23 talks programme is now online – click GAFAS Programme above!

Message from the Chair – September 2022

Dear Fellow Members,

It feels strange to write of regular matters at a time of such historic change.  Nevertheless, it is a great pleasure to introduce a new GAFAS year – and our 50th Anniversary year at that!

My sincere thanks go to all of you for supporting us over the last twelve months, and to everyone on the Committee for their work over the summer in finalising plans for the new season.  In addition to another varied programme of talks, we are arranging the outing and planning two events to celebrate our Anniversary:  further details will be announced at meetings and on the website and our Facebook page, so keep your eyes peeled and join us if you can.

We begin the year this Wednesday, 14th September, with the AGM followed by our first lecture, ‘Sheer Folly:  A History of Gardens’, presented by Caroline Holmes, author, broadcaster and consultant.  Caroline’s own garden has featured in magazines and on television, and her exploration of the hidden messages in garden designs offers an intriguing gateway to the approaching mists of autumn.  Please come along and get us off to a rousing start!

My warmest wishes,


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