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Friends of Scarborough Art Gallery

The Friends of Scarborough Art Gallery are lively and enthusiastic people who care about art galleries and museums and the contribution which they make to our cultural life and heritage. The principal purpose of this thriving and successful group is to support and promote Scarborough Art Gallery and its collections of oil paintings, watercolours, prints and drawings which include notable examples depicting Scarborough and the surrounding area.

The Gallery also houses a significant collection of railway and council posters showing the beauties of Scarborough. Other aims are to raise the profile of the Arts and Culture throughout Scarborough and to provide opportunities to expand the knowledge and enjoyment of Art.

The work carried out by the Friends is invaluable to the Art Gallery and includes commissioning works of art for the collections, conservation and sponsorship of exhibitions.

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Membership entitles you to free entry to the Art Gallery and invitations to private viewings. A newsletter is distributed which includes activities and trips to regional art galleries, museums and historic buildings.

The Friends of Scarborough Art Gallery paid for the conservation work on Roses of Youth – an outstanding contribution leaving her even more beautiful!

Meetings & Speakers

The Friends hold monthly meetings which include lectures from experts, on a variety of topics. They offer an opportunity to talk to the speaker and socialise with members.

All talks begin at 2.30pm unless otherwise stated.

10th April 2017

2.30p.m. AGM
2.45p.m. Martin Dove, “Commemorative UK 50p coins: the art in your pocket.

There are over 50 different 50p coins in circulation ranging from Battle of Hastings to Battle of Britain, and from Roger Bannister to Peter Rabbit! These miniature works of art are in our purses and pockets, and most of us aren’t even aware of the craftsmanship that has gone into the design and implementation of these tiny masterpieces. Martin’s presentation will take you through the history of the 50p from 1969 to the present day.

Admission: £3 for members, £4 for non-members. As there is limited seating in the
Art Gallery, non-members must book a seat by phoning the Gallery, 01723 374753.
Members wishing to bring a guest are asked to book similarly.

The committee plans to hold a Spring Lunch for members: date to be announced.


Please download the programme for details of upcoming outings for March – May 2017.

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