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
20th July (EVENING):

6pm - 8.30pm

For Canford School, Canford Magna, Wimborne
BH21 3AD, from the A31 (Wimborne Bypass), turn south as for A349 at roundabout midway along bypass following local signs to Merley, Broadstone and Canford Magna. After only 100m turn left at next roundabout towards Canford Magna and Wimborne. After 200m turn right to Canford School (by Willet Arms); after 1 mile Canford is signposted on the left. Painting opportunities – the Weir, River Allen, School buildings – (outside the Bursar's Arch only)
Please be mindful that a summer school will be here on that date and that the children may be out in the grounds that evening. We would therefore ask that you keep clear of any of their activities
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
6th August​:


The theme for this Sunday has to be discussed. I know that many members of PEDAS also belong to other art groups so perhaps you have an idea for our Members Sunday that you found interesting.
The usual fee will be payable for the use of the hall.
© PEDAS Members
7th - 24th April 2017
The Gallery Upstairs
Upton Country Park

Poole & East Dorset Art Society (PEDAS) presents 'FLAVOUR',
a sumptuous celebration of food and drink conveyed in drawing, painting, print and sculpture
PEDAS manages this delightful gallery in Upton Country Park. It hosts a wide variety of exhibitions by groups and individuals.
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.
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
September 2017
Past Thursday sessions
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Antony Gormley's iron men come alive for A Winter's Tale – video
Complete collection at the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum - Art UK
Information &
Entry Form
© Poole & East Dorset Art Society members
Caroline with The Mayor of Poole
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
Miniatures in a tin
Future exhibitions:
20th - 30th July
"Aspects of Art"
by Burnham, Philip & Taylor
The Gallery Upstairs
Open Exhibition
Members of Poole & East Dorset Art Society (PEDAS) are inspired to explore their own subjects and ideas in drawing, painting & sculpture.