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Hello Members and Fellow Art Lovers

Extra Meeting
Wednesday 29 May 2024
Art Inspired by Wine

We are delighted to offer an extra meeting this season on Wednesday 29th May at the Garrison Library. This will be  followed by wine tasting and tapas provided by The Cellar. This will be a real end of season treat. 
Please note the start time of the talk is 7.00pm with drinks from 6.30 pm

Our 2023/24 SEASON

Mexican Art and Culture: Past and present

An illustrated lecture by
Chloe Sayer

Wednesday 17 April 2024 at 7.30pm
At the Garrison Library

Arts and crafts remain an essential part of Mexican life. After the Spanish conquest of 1521, the raw materials, techniques and art styles of Europe merged with those of the New World. Drawing on skills inherited from Aztec, Maya and Spanish predecessors, makers bring a modern vision to ancient traditions. Exquisite textiles, silver jewellery, wooden dance-masks, imaginative toys and fine pottery are still used in many regions.

Chloë Sayer is a freelance specialist in the art and culture of Latin America. She has lectured in the UK, Canada, Ireland, Mexico, Australia and New Zealand. She has also curated exhibitions, and assisted on TV documentaries for BBC and Channel 4. She has made collections in Mexico and Belize for the British Museum, and is Research Associate in the Department of World Cultures at the Royal Ontario Museum. In 2016 she was awarded the prestigious Ohtli medal by the Mexican government for her long-standing commitment to Mexican culture. Her many publications include Mexican Textiles (British Museum Press, 1990), Arts and Crafts of Mexico (Thames & Hudson, 1990), Focus on Aztecs and Incas (Watts Books, 1995), The Incas – The Ancient World (Wayland, 1998), Textiles from Mexico (British Museum Press, 2002), and Mexico: Clothing and Culture (Royal Ontario Museum, 2015). Chloe has also published articles in travel guides, newspapers and magazines. 


This talk is sponsored by

The Family of the
late Hon. Sol Seruya OBE

Their generosity is much appreciated.

As usual we will be open from 6.30pm for registration.  Wine and soft drinks will be available and you can socialise with other members and guests before the talk.  

 Following the lecture some of the committee members and the lecturer will be going for a bite to eat at a local restaurant.  If you would like to join us please send an email to elliespain49@gmail.comadvising accordingly.

 Non-Members who wish to enjoy the lecture can pay £15 at the Garrison Library Door on entry or can pay £15 to the below account and advise us accordingly. 

Bank details: Gibraltar International Bank

The Arts Society Gibraltar 14190001

 Sort Code 60-83-14/SWIFT GIBK GIG

Mexican Art & Culture: Past& Present

Date:17 April 2024

Time: 6.30 registration and drinks
7.30pm lecture

Venue: The Garrison Library