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
Thursday 23rd August:
10 - 4 pm
Before the Second World War, Tyneham was just one of many small isolated Dorset villages. In 1943 the villagers were moved out by Winston Churchill's War Cabinet prior to the area being used for D-Day preparations. They never returned. Plenty of
painting and sketching here, in or around the village.
Tyneham does not have a postcode but please see map and directions below:
From Poole/Bournemouth direction on the A351:
As you approach Wareham you will go over the main railway line. At the first roundabout, take the second exit signposted 'A351 Swanage' and continue on the Wareham bypass. At the second roundabout, again take the second exit signposted 'A351 Swanage' and continue on the Wareham bypass. The next junction you come to is staggered: take the right-hand turning signposted to 'Creech Steeple Kimmeridge'. Stay on this road, which passes Creech Grange, straight to the top of Grange Hill where you will pass a viewpoint on your left. Shortly after the viewpoint, the road you are on bears round sharply to the left, but you need to turn right (in effect, heading straight on along the top of the hill) taking the road signposted 'Tyneham Lulworth via Army Ranges'. After a third of a mile, take the road on your left down into Tyneham valley.
There is carparking and toilets available, but no café or water, so please bring a picnic and enough water for the day! No charge to enter the village.
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
Sunday 16th September​​

Sue's painting are about mood and atmosphere. Drawings are made on site with notes about weather, sounds and transitory events. These are developed into paintings in her Dorset studio using a semi abstract style.

Her interest is in creating an exciting image with a sense of mystery, leaving some questions unanswered for the viewer to ponder.

The list of requirements for her session will follow nearer the time.
© 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
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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
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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
9th - 20th August 2018
"The Sun Worshippers"
A Journey Back to Light
by Teresa Fraser-NASH
© Sally Holland
© Barry Kavanagh


19th - 24th September

Information & Booking Form
About the exhibition
Rules &
Open art exhibition
View a virtual book of the exhibition
Sue's website
A message from Caroline
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
A workshop in St Nicholas' church, Morton ... famous for its etched windows by Sir Laurence Whistler ...
Saturday 22nd September
"The Art of the Matter"
Future PEDAS exhibition, coming up in October.
Workshop details
TeenyTots Art
John Bowen demo:
"On the face of it"
Martin's speech