Message from the Chair – 11 May 2021

Dear fellow members ~

I hope everyone is well and enjoying newly-restored freedoms, especially as the weather warms up (a little!) and the trees are flourishing with blossom and fresh young leaves.

The promise of summer to come is the perfect setting for this month’s presentation, tomorrow, 12 May. We are delighted to welcome Brian Healey, an artist whose love of painting began when, as a small child, he first picked up his father’s paint brushes. From his extensive range of lectures, Brian is bringing us ‘Midsummer Magic: the Golden Age of Nordic Art’ – beautiful paintings from the late 19th century depicting the romance of moonlit walks, midnight bonfires and midsummer dances in the long, light Scandinavian nights.

This will be an absolute treat, so do join us if you can: anyone who has not already received the Zoom link by email, please get in touch at gafasmember@outlook.com.

Virtual doors will open from 10am for pre-talk chat and coffee, so log on, relax and get comfortable for curtain up at 10:30 sharp.

See you tomorrow!

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