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
8th December:

with Sue Smith

Please bring water colour equipment, stretched water colour paper and if you have any flowers or close up photos of same that would be good.
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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
11th December​​ 2016


Further details to be given nearer the event
© PEDAS Members
Autumn Exhibition

14th - 31st October 2016
The Gallery Upstairs
Upton Country Park
PEDAS manages this delightful gallery in Upton Country Park. It hosts a wide variety of exhibitions by groups and individuals.
Tate Britain, London
Wednesday 22th February 2017
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.
Fay Anderson, a loyal and enthusiastic PEDAS member, sadly passed away on 11th November after becoming ill during our Thursday evening session. She was dearly loved and will be greatly missed.
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November session
with Penny Wilton
September 2017
Madrid 2017
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Our palette knife work, after Michael Parker's previous demonstration
From the comments book
Past Thursday sessions
Art UK has the complete art collection at the Russell Cotes art gallery on its website
Burchell Gladwyn was sketched with his woodwind serpent
For information and a booking form, sign into the members' area of this website
Paul Nash was fascinated with Britain's ancient past and spent time in southern England exploring the Downs and coastal areas. Many of his paintings are in and around Dorset. Equally inspired by the equinox and the phases of the moon, he used all these influences in his work, interpreting his environment according to a unique, personal mythology, evolving throughout his career.
Featuring a lifetime's work from his earliest drawings through to his iconic Second World War paintings, this exhibition reveals Nash's importance to British modern art in the most significant show of his work for a generation.
This exhibition is on until early March.
Carole Gadsby
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Hospice website
1st - 21st December
Lewis-Manning Hospice
Open Exhibition
& Sale of Work
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Sue's website