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
23rd February:
Sally Holland will lead a workshop in preparation for the Spring exhibition at The Gallery Upstairs. Please bring to the session interesting fruit and/or veg, and perhaps a sympathetic fabric for background. I will bring in a chopping board and knife to open up items if required. Suggestions: pineapple, pomegranate, cabbage, onions, asparagus, peppers, artichoke, squashes, melons, etc ... and materials of your choice.
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
5th March​​:
with Julie Herring

In this workshop Julie will provide material from nature for us to examine and study the form and texture then draw with pencil charcoal and chalk. The session will include scaling up and tone.
© 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.
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September 2017
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Pastel work by PEDAS members, led by Carolyn Fields
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Past Thursday sessions
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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
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
Tate Britain website
Booking form
Hi Members,

Knoll Gardens are inviting all art groups to four dates during the year. These are all Fridays. We will be planning to use 7th July as one of our painting-out days during the summer, i.e. changing the day from Thursday to Friday that week. However, if you wish to visit the gardens on 31st March, 26th May and 1st September, we understand that you can just turn up individually (after emailing first) and enjoy some time there. Val

Julie's website
© Bournemouth Bay Art Group
9th - 20th February
Spring Exhibition
by Bournemouth Bay Art Group