Details of our 2022 outing – click HERE!

Message from the Chair – April 2022

Dear Members ~

At last we have longer, lighter evenings as we approach the Easter weekend – with a welcome hint of warmer weather too!

It will be such a privilege tomorrow, Wednesday 13 April, to welcome Guy Peploe to speak to us about his grandfather in his presentation ‘Samuel John Peploe – Scotland’s First Modernist’. From his first exhibition almost 120 years ago, Peploe developed his style in a brilliant fusion of vibrant colour and design to become a leading exponent of modern British art, and now one of the best known and most loved of the Scottish Colourists. Please come along if you can for what is sure to be a very popular lecture.

Looking ahead, there are still places available for the outing to Dumfries House on Tuesday 24 May. Tickets are £40 and you will have coffee on  arrival, a Grand Tour of the House, then lunch, and an opportunity to explore the stunning gardens. The estate is always evolving, so is worth
revisiting even if you have been before; in addition, we will be shown the Great Steward’s Dining Room, not usually open to visitors. If you would like to join us, please contact Sandra Wilson on sandra@wilsonresearch.co.uk, providing your name, mobile number and any special dietary

With all best wishes for a joyful Easter,


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