South West England

Art Societies and Art Clubs in Berkshire, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire

The quality of information provided by each art group varies hugely from group to group. Not every art group has an email address or website.

I aim to profile each art society in turn and the listings below will be expanded as each art society is covered. Images will be added and basic details included.

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Royal West of England Academy

The Royal West of England Academy (RWA) in Bristol is one of only five Royal Academies of Art in the UK. It is a registered charity which has been self-supporting for over 150 years and possesses an outstanding Grade II* listed building.

See my profile of the RWA and alternative and online perspectives of the RWA :

The Axminster Art Society

Founded in 1948. Informative website - except about current purpose and how to join

The Society for All Artists - Bath and District Group

The Society for All Artists - Bath and District Group Address:Central United Reformed Church Halls, Grove Street, Bath No website or further details other than contact details

Bathampton Art Group

Located at Bathampton in Avon. A basic website

Bournemouth Arts Club

From its inception in 1920, the Bournemouth Arts Club has provided a focus of excellence for the visual arts by bringing together those who practise with those maintaining a lively interest in current developments.

Bridport Art Society

Bridport Art Society was founded in 1956. The Society is a friendly group which welcomes artists of all levels of experience, from beginners to seasoned painters. The Society's aim is to encourage interest in and practice of the visual arts

Broadstone Art Society

We are a friendly mix of professionals, semi-professionals and amateurs meeting twice a week throughout the year at the Broadstone Community & Arts Centre and out on location in Dorset during the summer months.

Bude Art Society

Bude Art Society welcomes anyone who enjoys art. We particularly welcome visitors who are not members, who want to join our sessions during their holiday.

Ilfracombe Art and Crafts Society

This is the blog for the Gallery of the Ilfracombe Arts and Crafts Society - which can be found at Emmanuel Church, Wilder Road Ilfracombe, North Devon EX34 9AW

Lyme Regis Art Group

Lyme Regis Art Group - painting, drawing and sculpture in Lyme Regis.
The Lyme Regis Art Group draws artists from three counties - Dorset, Devon and Somerset, and actively encourages all new members from beginners to experienced artists.

Otter Vale Art Society, Devon

Otter Vale Art Society, based in Ottery St Mary, Devon.
OVAS activities, news, gallery. how to join.

Poole and East Dorset Art Society

PEDAS is a long established and very active local art society founded in 1924.
PEDAS is an inclusive society & welcomes artists in all media & genres

Welcome to SAW | Somerset Art Works

Somerset Art Works - Art Weeks, Open Studios and Exhibitions and Events
Somerset Art Works (SAW) exists to promote the visual arts and create opportunities for visual artists in Somerset by advocacy, promotion and development.

Truro Art Society, Cornwall, uk

A society of about 120 members from the Truro area, amateur and semi-professional painters, sculptures, calligraphists, potters. We have a website, publish a newsletter and annually hold one three week selected exhibition

Guild of Wiltshire Artists - GWA Home Page

The Guild of Wiltshire Artists is based in Royal Wootton Bassett, arranges a programme of monthly meetings with visiting demonstrators, talks, sharing of ideas and techniques.

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