About the Society
The Portsmouth & Hampshire Art Society was formed in 1909 under the guidance of the renowned marine artist W. L. Wyllie R.A., who became the first President. Both professional and amateur artists are welcomed and a range of styles and media encouraged. There are now over 200 members. The highlight of the year is the large Summer Exhibition. It continues for a fortnight and in recent years has been held in the light spacious setting of the Nave of Portsmouth Cathedral.
Weekly art workshops take place in Portsmouth where members can enjoy the stimulation of working in the company of other artists. There is a varied programme of demonstrations by established artists and one day workshops with visiting tutors. Group excursions to Galleries and Art Trails are arranged occasionally, as are social evenings (check the Programme and News pages for details). An informative Newsletter is circulated twice each year.
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