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 social evenings (check the Programme and News pages for details). 

Important Information

Due to Coronavirus/Covid-19 we are cancelling the Thursday workshops from 19th March until further notice. 

We are also cancelling the demo on 31st March.

Recent Site Updates

Exhibitions Page

List of Entries for 2019 Exhibition has been appended (8/7/19)

Downloadable 2019 Entry Forms have been appended (28/5/19)

Gallery page and link created for Marj Hanney on 5 October 2018

Programme page
2018/19 programme updated on 11 September, 2018