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Hello and a very warm welcome to our website!

Whether this is your first or a repeat visit, you are a Group member, perhaps contemplating joining us or simply share our interest in the visual arts, we hope you find the information you need. 

However, if you do have any queries, or would like to know more, please do not hesitate to contact Catherine Ager, the Group Manager, at or call her on 01395 260591.

Starting in 1946 with just seven artists, 2019 will see us with more than two hundred active members working in a variety of media and disciplines, using traditional and contemporary styles, some self-taught and some trained professionals and with ages ranging across the full spectrum. 

We offer a diverse range of art based activities, including demonstrations, competitions, talks, practice sessions, workshops, exhibitions and trips.  We continue to develop and progress embracing new technology including of course iPad Art.  We feel we are an open, dynamic and social Art Group but you do not just have to take our word for it - come along and find out for yourself.

We meet on the first and third Tuesday evening of most months 7pm-9pm and hold informal practice sessions weekly on Thursday morning 9:30am-12:30pm and afternoon 1pm-4pm all at the Sea Cadets Hall on Camperdown Terrace which, adjacent to the Exe Estuary, is also a perfect location for plein air working.

We hope our members are encouraged and inspired in this variety of ways to get creative - and you can find examples of some of their work here - and have an opportunity to exhibit annually participating in the Exmouth Festival in May and in October at the stunning Ocean venue on Exmouth seafront.

Our Patrons Nigel and Heleen Lyndsay-Fynn, host a Summer Reception in the grounds of their glorious home Lee Ford, we celebrate the festive season with a Christmas Party at the Manor Hotel and organise trips to art events including the RWA in Bristol.  Further details can be found on our What We Offer page.

We keep members up to date with frequent communications, announcements at meetings, a quarterly newsletter, regular emails and through our Events page and are more than happy to promote individual activities.  

So if you are someone looking for a lively, hospitable group with a passion for the visual arts, we think you have come to the right place.