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If your society or gallery would like a talk or exhibition then just get in touch with Caroline using the Contact page

If you haven’t been to a talk already then do come along to one. The Arts Society welcomes non-members at their lectures for a small fee.


There may be a mini-exhibition of Max Gill’s work at the West Sussex Record Office in Chichester in the summer or autumn – this should be confirmed within the next month. It’s hoped that several large posters will be on display but given the display’s location, there will be a particular focus on smaller more intimate works with local connections such as sketches of local scenes and artwork for the Diocese and Prebendal School. A talk at the WSRO is also planned.

Past exhibitions of Gill’s work have been enormously popular with the public. Caroline Walker, Andrew Johnston and his wife Angela have co-curated major shows at venues such as the University of Brighton Gallery, Pitzhanger Manor Gallery in West London, the Lettering Arts Centre at Snape Maltings, and most recently Ditchling Museum of Arts + Crafts. In 2016 Caroline and Anne Harvey organised a series of London library displays and talks to coincide with the centenary of Nursery Rhymes of London Town, a charming book of verses written by Eleanor Farjeon and illustrated by MacDonald Gill. This culminated in an exhibition at Burgh House in Hampstead.

If your gallery or museum would like to host an exhibition or a display of MacDonald Gill’s work, we would be more than happy to help you with loan of works and curation.


All talks are given by MacDonald Gill’s great-niece Caroline Walker, author of MacDonald Gill: Charting a Life. She is an accredited lecturer for The Arts Society but has also given talks for many other groups and institutions including the National Trust, the Art Workers’ Guild, the University of the Third Age, Christie’s, The National Archives and the University of Brighton. If your group would like to discover more about the fascinating life and work of this remarkable artist-craftsman, then don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Unless specified, the listed talks below are entitled: Discovering MacDonald Gill: Architect, Artist and Mapmaker. Caroline also gives talks on Nursery Rhymes of London Town and Eric Gill: The Early Years. For more information use the Contact page or email: [email protected]

Members of the public are usually welcome to attend lectures at local branches of The Arts Society (TAS) for a small fee however the Covid-19 situation means that lectures may take place on Zoom rather than in person. Do check details with the individual society.

Tuesday 8 February 11am

 TAS Gravesend

Monday 14 March 10.30am

TAS Steyning

Wednesday 16 March 11.30am

TAS Maidenhead
Talk title: The Nursery Rhymes of London Town

Tuesday 12 April 11am

TAS Sarum

Saturday 23 April 12.30am

London Transport Museum Depot in Acton
Max Gill and his Pioneering Map Posters

Monday 16th May 2.15pm

TAS Wimborne and Blandford

Tuesday 24 May 11am

 TAS Cavendish

Tuesday 14 June 7.30pm

TAS Hexham.
Talk on Eric Gill: The Early Years

Thursday 23 June 10.45am

TAS City of Chichester

Tuesday 28 June 7pm

West Sussex Record Office, Chichester.
MacDonald Gill: A Sussex Artist

Monday 12 September 7.30pm

TAS Tyneside

Tuesday 13 Dec 7pm

TAS Portsea Island

The MacDonaldGill Biography

MacDonald Gill: Charting a Life, the long awaited biography is now available from the publisher Unicorn Press and all retail bookshops.

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