Ease into Autumn with PEDAS Autumn Art Sessions:
Visitors welcome - no need to pre-book.
THURSDAY evening (7 – 9pm) meetings are held at Alderney Manor Community Centre, 287 Herbert Avenue BH12 4HT, (except every third Thursday, when we visit other locations).
£3 for members, £5 for non-members
23 Sept – Stephen Foster, Painting with a palette knife, demonstration.
Stephen has been a professional artist since 1985 and now specialises in semi-abstract landscapes in oil and acrylic. His paintings reside in collections across the world.
He lives in Verwood and runs workshops on a regular basis.
'I love texture especially when used to evoke the archaic and although I have a reasonably well established route into a painting the actual mark making process of its growth is more intuitive than deliberative, more unconscious than conscious.'
He will be doing a demonstration for us on Thursday, showing his interpretation of the reed banks in Christchurch harbour. No need to bring equipment, just watch & ask questions.
30 Sept - Barry Kavanagh, Cypress trees and cornfields in the style of Van Gogh
7 Oct - Life drawing, Trish Jubb as tutor
14 Oct - Gordon Godwin, Model to draw and paint. Interesting chap with a full beard. Bring materials of your choice.
21 Oct – On location, Russell Cotes Museum & Art Gallery (showing ‘A Century of British Art: Bournemouth Arts Club 1920 – 2020’). No evening session.
28 Oct – David White, Demonstration in acrylics David is an accomplished painter of dogs and seascapes with several published books.
Sunday Sessions return to LILLIPUT CHURCH HALL, The Church of the Holy Angels, Lilliput Road, BH 14 8JX. Please arrive in good time for a prompt start at 2.30 to 4.30 pm.
3rd October - Sue Smith watercolour session: 'Still-life in the style of Shirley Trevena'.
Exhibitions this Autumn at The Gallery Upstairs:
17th – 27th September: 'Optic Nerve'
with the work of Pam Marshall, Rob Adams, Sally Holland, Heather MacGregor
30th September - 12th October: 'Art in Broadstone'
An exhibition of paintings, prints and sketches by members of Broadstone Art Society.
15th October - 1st November: ‘Art in to View’ PEDAS Autumn Exhibition
New and original work in an un-themed exhibition by members PEDAS
4th - 15th November: 'BraveArt 15'
An exhibition of paintings and sketches by members of East Dorset BraveArt Society
The Gallery Upstairs is managed by Poole & East Dorset Art Society
The Gallery Upstairs at Upton Country Park is putting out a call to all local artists within a 15 mile radius of Poole for new and original entries for the Upton Country Park Open 2021. This year’s OPEN will have the theme ‘Wild’- we are inviting all local visual artists to submit work.
All entries will all be made online this year. Closing date for entries: 20th November 2021. The project is open to any visual artist living within a 15 mile radius of Poole and art in any medium is welcome: painting, drawing, sculpture, handcrafted prints, digital and textile art. Sorry no photography or video, due to space constraints.
To enter please visit www.pedas.org.uk or www.thegalleryupstairs.org.uk. There is a non-returnable fee of £5 per piece entered. Selection will be made digitally by our Selector Helen Talbot. The exhibition will be held at The Gallery Upstairs at Upton Country Park running from 3rd – 21st December 2021.
A spokesman for the organisers said: “The theme this year is ‘WILD’ – so a wonderful opportunity to create something astonishing! We are excited to invite local artists of all styles and genres and look forward to seeing their interpretations of such a broad theme.”
The selector, Helen Talbot MA has taught subjects including drawing, painting, graphic design and illustration since 1989 working in adult, further and higher education in Dorset and Hampshire. She works with most drawing and painting media, printmaking and stitched textiles, and has exhibited her own work widely.
Prize money of £300 will be awarded.
The Gallery Upstairs is located above the tearooms in the lovely surroundings of Upton Country Park. The exhibition is organised by the Gallery managers, Poole and East Dorset Art Society. For more information, rules and how to submit your entries visit www.thegalleryupstairs.org.uk; email email@example.com
Currently showing at The Gallery Upstairs: 'Optic Nerve'
Colourful and contrasting, paintings by three members of PEDAS: Heather MacGregor, Pam Marshall & Sally Holland, plus guest artist Rob Adams, who is especially well-known for his en plein air work. We are having a little gathering with drinks and nibbles at the gallery this afternoon... Saturday 18th from around 2 pm. Please come and see the paintings and chat with the artists.
If you like needlework you will love the exhibition currently on show at The Gallery Upstairs until 13th September. It is a sumptuous display of textile art by Dorset members of West Country Embroiderers in an exhibition called ‘A Spectrum of Stitch’. Christchurch, Poole, Purbeck, Sherborne, Wareham and Wimborne groups are represented. Each group gets together on a regular basis to enjoy learning and experimenting with hand and machine embroidery, fibres and mixed media. The original aim was to encourage the skill of embroidery at all levels and ability, but they have since moved on and now, as demonstrated in this fabulous exhibition, like to encompass all manner of textiles and needlecrafts. Some interesting pieces:
And the exhibition that follows this promises to be another feast for the eyes. ‘Optic Nerve’, which runs from 17th – 27th September, showcases the paintings of four contrasting artists: Rob Adams, Pam Marshall, Sally Holland, and Heather MacGregor. Here's a taster:
The Gallery Upstairs is run by members of Poole & East Dorset Art Society (PEDAS). It is situated above the Tea Rooms in Upton Country Park in 160 acres of parkland, woodland, shoreline, and gardens. So come and enjoy a visit to an art gallery followed by an afternoon in a country park.
Thanks to everyone who took part in our recent Art Pro Loco Event at Upton Country Park, both those who entered work and those who came along to vote. Great fun was had by all! Congratulations to the worthy winners pictured below: Adult prizewinner: Serena Langford (Age 16) and her painting The Great House, 5 - 15 Age group winner Ella Pogmore with her painting The Spirit of Upton Country Park and Under 5 winner Kaya Edwards with Fairy Corner.