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
7th December:

We will have an Aboriginal art evening. So think back 60,000 yrs. or so! I suggest, if you have a moment, you Google 'Aboriginal Art' where you will find hundreds of works and also some YouTube demos of dot painting. I suggest you look at Bronwyn Ferguson's demo.
You need acrylic equipment and support (not too large), items to create dots e.g. end of biro/pencil, match stick. blunt pencil etc. A variety of sizes would be good.
You might like to consider some activity/place you use e.g. journey to the supermarket, garden,walk, on which to base you design ... or just create a pattern ... up to you.
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
10th December​​:

Hello everyone! This is to remind you that the PEDAS Christmas Party will take place on Sunday, December 10 at the Church Hall from 1 – 5pm. All members are invited and are welcome to bring one guest. There will be no Sunday charge for attending the party.

As usual, drinks will be provided by the Club and there will be glasses. You are asked to bring a contribution of food to share: mains, a side dish, pudding; one, two or all three. Food will be in buffet form and there will be savoury and pudding. Please also ensure that you bring your own cutlery and crockery as you see fit.

The meal will be followed by a happily reinstated PEDAS Panto. If you have additional friends who would like to join the party for this eagerly anticipated event, they are welcome to join us at around 3 pm for the performance.
© PEDAS Members
29th - 16th October September 2017
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.
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
Previous PEDAS exhibition
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Keeping in touch
PEDAS news
The Gallery Upstairs
PEDAS excursions
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Interesting links
Past Thursday sessions
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
© 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
2nd - 19th December
"Inside Dorset"
The Gallery Upstairs Open 2017
Information about PEDAS and
Dorset Art Weeks
Cézanne & Soutine
Portraits Exhibitions
London Galleries

17th January 2018

Information & Booking Form
© Open exhibition contributers
© John Britton
© Dennis Hill
Aboriginal art images