Birmingham Evening Decorative and Fine Arts Society’s (BEDFAS) meets at the Barber monthly for a late gallery viewing, refreshments, and lectures on a diverse range of subjects.
Wagons West: Images of the American Frontier
Thursday 27 April
Discover the New World’s western frontier with Prof Ian Beckett who explores its early visions, the explorations and pioneering (from Lewis and Clark to the ‘49’ers), its staggering natural splendours and the ‘Wild West’.
‘A voluptuary under the horrors of digestion?’ Prinny and the Excesses of Period Regency Style
Thursday 18 May
Stephen Richardson begins with a visit to Carlton House, London home of the extravagant Prince of Wales, and then explores the many facets of Regency architecture, interior decoration, furnishing and style.
From the East Indies to Indonesia: Legacies of Colonialism and Fine Art, 1830 to Today
Thursday 15 June
Viv Lawes’ lecture traces the oeuvre from the imitative practice of 19th-Century Raden Saleh finishing with the internationalism that defines contemporary art.
Doors open at 6pm for gallery viewing and refreshments. Lectures commence at 7pm.