We hold painting demonstrations throughout the year for our members and their guests, and The Judith Moy Annual Lecture takes place each spring.
Cancellation of the 4th Judith Moy Memorial Lecture
In the light of the latest Government guidance concerning the developing Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation we have taken the decision to cancel, for this year, this 4th Annual Judith Moy Memorial Lecture. We are hoping that David Jones, our speaker, may be able to give the lecture next year.
An illustrated talk by David Jones, NDD, BA, RCA.
We aim through our choice of speakers for this annual event not only to commemorate Judith’s considerable contribution to the development of our Society, but to celebrate the breadth of her creativity and artistic ability. Her particular skill and interest in the creation of artists’ prints is reflected in our choice of speaker for this, our 2020 Memorial Lecture.
David Jones now lives in Anglesey and initially studied at Liverpool College of Art. Subsequently, for much of his life he has been a self-employed artist, designer and college lecturer, based in London from 1962, apart from a spell living in Japan in the mid 1960s. For subject matter he draws on his imagination and early memories to create images designed to intrigue and entertain. His sources of inspiration include folk art, the commercial art of the 1930s and 40s, woodcut prints sold at crime scenes in the 17th century and children’s book illustration during the Soviet period. All will be explained!
David has taught in many colleges in Britain and Europe and was Senior Lecturer at the world renowned Central Saint Martins Arts and Design College in London until 2005. In addition to his considerable experience in the world of visual arts, he is a semi-pro musician (soprano saxophone) playing in many jazz venues throughout North Wales.
Long standing Shropshire Art Society member Judith Moy passed away in November 2016. Judith had been a member of the Society since 1991 during which time she served for several years as a valuable and highly respected member of the Committee, offering and sharing with us her huge knowledge and experience of the art world, exhibitions and painting. Her love of art, and commitment to the process of painting, exhibiting her pictures and the tutoring of others was a huge part of Judith’s life, and her work ethic, boundless energy and infectious enthusiasm an example to all. To mark the immense contribution that Judith made to the life and wellbeing of the Society, we organise an annual lecture – ‘The Judith Moy Memorial Lecture’. Euryl Stevens gave the inaugural lecture in 2017.