More about the Society's events and activities
Monthly Meetings feature a varied programme of talks and demonstrations by invited professional artists and speakers. Visitors are welcome.
The Thursday Group is an enthusiastic group of between 20 and 30 "regular" members who meet weekly to paint, draw and chat. Visitors are welcome.
The annual exhibition is held in August in the Memorial Hall and features the Patron's Award. It provides an opportunity, over several days, for members to show their work in a formal but friendly exhibition environment. The Memorial Hall is a beautiful modern venue offering a large space with excellent natural light. Refreshments are always available which encourages our visitors to relax and enjoy their time at the exhibition.
Workshops are run by talented and professional artists often following on from a demonstration at a monthly meeting.
Outdoor Painting Days are arranged during the summer in the Lechlade area.
The Annual General Meeting takes place in July each year (October from 2024 onwards) and features the Oscart Award ... more about the AGM
Galleries and reports for many events which have taken place in the previous three years are available. Demonstrations, exhibitions, workshops, painting days and social events (such as the annual Christmas lunch) can be viewed in Past Events.
Open Studios are occasionally arranged and allow visitors to see members at work in a friendly and welcoming environment. The Society participated, as a collective of 12 artists, in Swindon Open Studios during September 2019. In 2023, we featured working artists at our annual exhibition in August. For 2024, we are planning to join the West Oxfordshire Open Studios programme and are planning an event in Buscot Park. More details nearer the time.
Location of the Memorial Hall & Pavilion
All monthly meetings, the AGM and most workshops are held in the Pavilion unless stated otherwise in the programme. The Pavilion is next to the Memorial Hall, Oak Street, Lechlade, Gloucestershire GL7 3AY. See the map for the precise location.