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Poole & East Dorset Art Society is a long established and very active local art society. We were founded in 1924 and count notable figures such as Augustus John and Henry Lamb amongst our past members.

PEDAS is an inclusive society and welcomes artists in all media genres - figurative and abstract painters, sculptors, felters, embroiderers, photographers and installation artists.
Augustus John
Henry Lamb
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Thursday sessions
Thursday 25th August :
DT10 2HW
10 am – 4 pm
Take the A357 towards Sherborne. Follow the Brown Tourist signs for the Museum and Mill. (About ½ mile from the bridge).
There are lovely grounds and the Mill to paint. Toilet facilities are available.
For a tour of the Mill the charge is £3, but the Museum is free.
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Sunday sessions
It has been decided to charge for these Sunday Sessions - £3 for members, £5 for non-members
Caroline's "Creative Sundays" are held at the Church of the Holy Angels Hall in Lilliput Rd, Poole BH14 8JX, usually on the 1st Sunday of the month. The Hall opens at 2pm to start at 2.30pm until 4.30pm with a tea break.
4th September 2016
... based on Ronnie Ireland's talk last month

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Recent PEDAS exhibition
An exhibition of artworks which have been inspired by existing artworks:

Sculpture becomes painting
Painting becomes sculpture
Music and poetry can become either

This exhibition uses QR codes to reveal the original artwork on visitors' smart phones or tablets.
27th May - 13th June 2016
© PEDAS Members
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PEDAS news
The next PEDAS exhibition will be the Autumn Exhibition, which will be on show at The Gallery Upstairs during 14th - 31st October.
The Gallery Upstairs
Upton Country Park
PEDAS manages this delightful gallery, which hosts a wide variety of exhibitions by groups and individuals.
PEDAS excursions
Thursday 15th to Sunday 18th September 2016

We are delighted to tell you that we have now made arrangements with Angela Holidays for our 4 day coach tour to the north west, staying in Liverpool and visiting Yorkshire Sculpture Park on the way home.

We will, as usual, be departing on the Thursday morning but since we are staying in UK, we will be returning Sunday evening.
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Interesting links
Art UK is the online home for every public art collection across the UK. It already features over 200,000 oil paintings by some 38,000 artists. These artworks are in museums, universities, town halls, hospitals and other civic buildings across the United Kingdom. Most of this art is not on public view. Later in 2016 they will be expanding the project to include watercolours, pastels, drawings and prints uploaded by collections. In early 2017 they aim to add sculptures.
The death of David Westhead has recently been announced. Dick Hewitson has written a tribute to his friend.
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18th - 29th August 2016
Corfe Mullen Art Group
© Corfe Mullen Art Group
Sturminster Newton Mill website
Hi Folks,
The days out painting programme finishes at the end of August and the sessions at St. Aldhelm's start on Sept. 8th. However I would not want you to suffer withdrawal symptoms on Sept 1st. so a day/ afternoon/ evening (as you wish) out painting at Rockley Point has been arranged, with the cafe there firing up a barbecue about 5.30pm. Fine details are still to be arranged but do keep this date in your diary and I will email you with more details asap.
Please alert any members who do not have email as to what is happening.
Many thanks, Pat