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Isle of Man Art Society - August 2002 Newsletter

Forthcoming events

  • Tuesday August 6th at Thie Ellyn for a "Tearaway Evening" 7pm-9.30pm. See below for an explanation.
  • Our next Art Exhibition will be held in conjunction with the Castletown Heritage Trust on September 7th 8th in Castletown Town Hall. Handing in day is Friday September 6th from 1pm-5pm. The enclosed form has more details. We hope to see you there.
  • The next exhibition after that is our Autumn Exhibition in "Thie Ellyn" on October 26th27th28th. We hope you have enjoyed the summer programme where the opportunities for painting outdoors have been helped/thwarted by murk, mist and wind. Despite all problems,we hope that you will have some work ready.

The Summer Painting Week

Nineteen members enjoyed our weeks painting course in July with Graham Hill. We learnt a lot about drawing and painting exercises and techniques, to say nothing of abstracting. However, the standing joke was the lack of the promised forecast of sunshine!!

The group wanted another opportunity to try collage and so decided to hold a "Tearaway" evening on August 6th at 7pm in Thie Ellyn. Just bring old colour magazines, PVA glue, brush and some paper. You are all welcome to come along for a fun night.

Congratulations and our stamp of approval

All of the IoM Christmas stamps this year have been designed by Anthea Radcliffe. The theme is Christmas entertainment and includes the circus, the Christmas-tree fairy and lots more.

Cathy Galbraith is one of the winners of the IoM Post competition having her photograph of "Niarbyl Cottages with Poppies" made into a 27p stamp.

Would you be a Committee Member?

Our AGM is on Thursday November 14th. If you are interested please see Margaret Oates. Or if you wish to nominate someone for the 2002-3 Committee please ask them beforehand if they are prepared to stand and send in the nomination before Oct 26th.



We wish to remind you that your annual subscription is due for renewal.

Please send a cheque, for 20, made payable to

"The Isle of Man Art Society" to:

Mr. Stuart Houghton, Membership Secretary,

9 Ashlar Drive, Union Mills IM4 4LJ

NOTE: This reminder does not apply to life members.

Web Page. If you would like to view and comment on the web page under construction, go to

A good art web page for all information about artists, art movements,etc. is If you have other links to share let the secretary know.


Thie Ellyn is open on Tuesdays 7-9pm,Wednesdays from 10am - 4pm during August. The Thursday evening programme starts again on September 19th.

2002-2003 50th Anniversary Programme

We have a wide variety of activities so far, including a fun night, some interesting lectures, talks and demonstrations, so do send your subscription as soon as possible and you will receive next years programme on receipt.

New members

With this edition of the newsletter we are pleased to welcome Mr M.J. Bourne, Mrs I. Spiers and Mrs J.R. Melkin as new IoM Art Soc. members.

Art Society Sweatshirts

You may have noticed that several members are sporting "Art Society Sweatshirts" in good quality cotton in navy with yellow trim and red with navy trim. They are available small, medium and large sizes at 22 (which is cost price) from Phil Gale, Treasurer, 3 Kissack Road, Castletown.

Forthcoming Competitions

"Endangered" is the title of the Standard Bank Offshores 10th anniversary painting competition. Some entry forms due in by the end of August,are available in Thie Ellyn.

The Singer and Friedlander 2002 Annual Competitions handing in days 10:00-16:00 on October 30-31st

Manchester Art Gallery reopened last month after a 35 million renovation. Has anyone seen the new galleries?