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Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Art Extra, Demo, Exhibition

Another popular afternoon for 17 of us when we painted together. Subjects ranged from boats to people to flowers to mice and landscapes with rainbows in different media. A thoroughly enjoyable event.
Tomorrow evening four members will paint without brushes! Bring your own materials and have a go!
If you haven't visited yet, take advantage of the late evening opening on Thursday until 8pm.
The Exhibition finishes at 5pm on Saturday when unsold pictures can be collected.

Monday, August 20, 2018


The Rogues' Gallery. All our  self-portraits done for the 50th Exhibition . Can you recognise each of us? Photograph by Mary.

Sunday, August 19, 2018



               Our Exhibition Pre-view evening opened in great style with a large crowd of members, family and friends.
        Anne welcomed us all and then handed the microphone to Mary who gave us a brief rundown of the history of our society.
        Ruth Edwards was presented with a bouquet in recognition of being the longest serving member and of her work on behalf of us all. Ruth has done almost every job possible for us and only gave up as President at the last AGM. 

            The Exhibition was then opened by wildlife artist Kim Thompson who had previously visited us last November. She told us of her very interesting work with children in Botswana before wishing us luck and declaring the Exhibition open.

           A celebration cake had been made for us by Anne's Sister - in - Law, Wendy Hammerton, which was beautiful inside as well as out. Unfortunately she wasn't able to join us but Anne and Bob will pass on our thanks and admiration for such a lovely cake.


 The Exhibition itself is "one of, if not THE, best" with a wide range of subjects, styles and media.
        On the Pre-view evening we voted for the "Best in Exhibition " picture which was awarded to Peter Clements for his painting of the Docks at night. So many congratulations to Peter. A second vote will be done by the visitors to the Exhibition - result on Saturday.

        Thanks are due to the Hanging Committee who spend a lot of time planning the event so that everything runs smoothly at the hand-in and for the duration of the Exhibition. An innovation was the board of self-portraits of twenty members done especially for the Anniversary. Many of us had never done a portrait before so thoroughly enjoyed trying something different and, of course, it was much more difficult than we had imagined! 

           The Exhibition is open every day from 10am to 5pm with an extension on Thursday until 8pm and continues until 5pm on Saturday, 25th August when members collect their unsold work etc

Tuesday, August 7, 2018


          Meet at 10-15am Park in cemetery car park and walk down to Goatee via path across the road from car park. If wet meet in the Eling Experience cafĂ© at 11 am.

ART EXTRA 21st August
          Runs from 1-30 to 2-30pm in the Lilac room at the Community Centre. Please book place with Claire - charge £1.

         HAND-IN at 9-10 am FRIDAY 17TH August     with PREVIEW that evening 7-30 to 9-0 pm
         HAND-OUT at 5pm SATURDAY 25TH August
                                                     All in the Community Centre.

DEMO MEMBERS EVENING Wednesday 22nd August.
         PAINTING WITHOUT A PAINTBRUSH. Bring your own materials and take part as well as watch four members demo.