We run weekly THURSDAY ART GROUP SESSIONS which include from 9:30am-12:30pm an open, informal practice group with the the focus agreed by consensus of members. Then from 1pm-4pm members interested in Experiment, Revision, Discussion and Development are invited to just come along with their painting materials. Regular workshops are also organised.
Our MEETINGS are held on the 1st & 3rd Tuesday of most months from 7pm-9pm when we come together 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.
We hold two EXHIBITIONS annually and as often as possible arrange TRIPS to art based events.
We are very much a community group and so our SOCIALS are an important aspect.
READ ON to find out more and if you wish to join us please contact Hilary Ferns at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Group Manager on 01395 260591.
THURSDAY MORNING sessions are held most weeks from 9:30am-12:30pm, tea/coffee/biscuits and small charge of £2.
This is a very lively and popular group and we ask therefore that you contact the Group Manager first, to find out if space is available, at email@example.com and if necessary the Group Coordinator, Carol Jackson, will add your name to the waiting list. The sessions are informal and provide a forum for members to share expertise, enthusiasms and interests, learn new techniques from visiting demonstrators and participate in workshops. The location of the venue, adjacent to the Estuary, offers a wonderful opportunity for some plein air working and in the summer months, weather permitting, different members volunteer to arrange outdoor sketching outings at this and other locations.
THURSDAY AFTERNOON 'BREAK OUT' sessions are held most weeks from 1:00pm-4:00pm, tea/coffee/biscuites and a small charge of £2.
The TUESDAY EVENING meetings are held on the 1st & 3rd week of most months from 7:00pm to 9:00pm.
This is an ideal opportunity to socialise and catch up with members, enjoy competitions, critiques, talks and demonstrations given by guest speakers and practitioners.
COMPETITION EVENINGS are scheduled for the 1st Tuesday of the month. Members are invited to bring along one or two artworks to a prescribed theme and/or in a required media. A small cash prize is presented to the artist whose piece receives the most votes from those at the meeting. This is followed by a group discussion and informal critique of entries.
On the 3rd Tuesday of the month there is either a TALK or DEMONSTRATION given by an artist or guest speaker invited to share their specialist expertise, skills and knowledge. This can be someone living locally in the south west or a Group member.
Please visit our EVENTS page for details of the full evening programme.
All subscribed members are eligible to enter the two EXHIBITIONS we hold each year.
In May we participate in the Exmouth Festival holding a show at a local venue and in the Autumn have our major exhibition on the second floor of the Ocean complex for what is this year our 73rd Annual Exhibition. Located on the seafront we have access to coffee bars and restaurants and visitors can enjoy refreshments either inside or out on the extensive balcony to take in those glorious views of the Exe Estuary.
Our exhibitions offer an excellent reflection of the wealth and variety of talent within the Group and provide an opportunity to purchase an original piece of artwork. With the added advantages of meeting and chatting to members stewarding the events and perhaps being encouraged to join the Group with our special offer of a discounted subscription.
The Exmouth Festival event runs during May Bank Holiday week and the Annual Exhibition opens to the public 10am-6pm from 3rd-13th October 2019 with the Preview for invited guests on Wednesday 2nd October 2019.
Go to 2018 Exhibition Winners to view last year's successes.
Premier Inn, The Esplanade, Exmouth EX8 2AZ
Ocean, Queen's Drive, Exmouth EX8 2AY
Throughout the year TRIPS to art based events are arranged with destinations frequently proposed by members.
In the autumn we go to the RWA Open Exhibition in Bristol and are always inspired by the work of new, emerging and established artists. The event is the largest open exhibition in the south west and on display a wide variety of media and styles by both first time exhibitors and some of UK's leading artists.
Previous excursions have been to the National Museum in Cardiff, Penlee House in Penzance and to see the Bruegel Exhibition at the Holburne Museum in Bath.
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We are very much a community group and so our social calendar is an important aspect.
Each year our Patrons, Nigel and Heleen Lindsay-Fynn invite members to a SUMMER RECEPTION in the grounds of their beautiful home Lee Ford in Budleigh Salterton. This is a convivial, relaxed occasion when we enjoy refreshments and a catch up (invariably in the sunshine) and stroll around the extensive gardens. There is a traditional competition when members can if they choose bring along a painting to a theme set by our Patrons.
We celebrate the festive season with a CHRISTMAS PARTY at the Manor Hotel when members enjoy a finger buffet, quizzes, the Roger Matthews Cup competition, raffle and of course some very good company.