Poole & East Dorset Art Society
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.
Thursday sessions
27th September

Session cancelled because rooms unexpectedly not available.
Future Thursday sessions ...
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.
£3 for members £5 for non-members
7th October​​

Extraordinary General Meeting for PEDAS members.
See information in the members' area.
© PEDAS Members
PEDAS manages this delightful gallery in Upton Country Park. It hosts a wide variety of exhibitions by groups and individuals.
More about PEDAS ...
Sunday sessions
What is PEDAS?
More about Sunday sessions ...
Recent PEDAS exhibition
More PEDAS exhibitions ...
Keeping in touch
PEDAS news
The Gallery Upstairs
PEDAS excursions
Previous PEDAS excursions ...
PEDAS members
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Interesting links
Past Thursday sessions ...
Art UK
PEDAS members meet at St Aldhelm's Academy in Herbert Avenue (BH12 4HS)
at 7 - 9 pm for most of the year.
During the Summer, we paint outdoors
at various locations.
Non-members are always welcome.
£3 for members
£5 for non-members
20th September - 1st October 2018
"A Wonderful World of Stitch"
by West Country Embroiderers
© Sally Holland
About the exhibition
Rules &
Open art exhibition
View a virtual book of the exhibition
Painters online
Art Pose app for iPhone/iPad
- link to the App Store
Barry with "selfie"
at the Royal Academy
Summer Exhibition
Many hands make artwork with Barry Kavanagh
The ArtUK website has lots of interesting articles about art and artists.
ArtUK website
TeenyTots Art
John Bowen demo:
"On the face of it"
Martin's speech
... to agree the new PEDAS Constitution that will alter the status of PEDAS to a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) Association type.

​Sunday 7th October 2018
Holy Angels Church Hall, Lilliput Road,
Poole BH14 8JX
Start 14:30

Go to the Members' Area for
Agenda & Draft New PEDAS Constitution
Extraordinary General Meeting
New Autumn Sessions Added
John Bowen critiqued members' artwork
"The Art of the Matter"
October 2018

Go to Members' Area
for Details &
Entry Form
Portrait session
September's session with Sue Fawthrop
Deborah Vallance demonstrated Batik