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What We Offer

We are a dynamic, vibrant group and each year have a full and varied schedule of events and activities enabling members to come together to share their enthusiasms and passions for the visual arts. 

On the first and third TUESDAY EVENING of each month we meet for a programme of talks, demonstrations, competitions and critique.  We enjoy presentations by experienced and interesting local artists and schedule a variety of eclectic competition themes.

On THURSDAY MORNINGS we have open, informal sessions with the the focus decided by consensus of members. Subjects span the full spectrum of artistic method including iPad Art supplemented with workshops and demonstrations led by guest artists.  Inspired by our location by the Exe Estuary in the summer we enjoy plein air working at a number of different locations.

And new for 2018 we will offer a THURSDAY AFTERNOON session.  Starting on 22nd February 1pm-4pm and members interested in Experiment, Revision, Discussion and Development are invited to just come along with their painting materials.     

All subscribed members are welcome to come to all or any of the above meetings and are also eligible to enter the two exhibitions we hold annually at the Ocean complex on Exmouth seafront.  In May, participating in the Exmouth Festival, we will be on the ground floor of the Premier Inn and in October on the second floor Estuary Suite at Ocean.  Both venues overlook the Exe Estuary and the large picture windows and outside amenities allow access to the stunning views of this area of outstanding natural beauty.  A wonderful source of inspiration for the artists! 

As often as possible visits to art based events are arranged.  Destinations, often proposed by members, have taken in the National Museum in Cardiff, Penlee House in Penzance and galleries in Bath.  We always go to the Bristol RWA Open Exhibition in the autumn.  We are very much a community group and so our social calendar is an important aspect including a summer champagne reception hosted by our Patrons.  

If you are interested in joining us then please contact our Membership Secretary at or call the Group Manager on 01395 260591,