Welcome to PEDAS
Founded in 1924, by such luminaries as Augustus John and Henry Lamb, Poole & East Dorset Art Society continues to thrive with around 100 members - artists in all media and of all abilities. In 2019 PEDAS was made a charity.
PEDAS also manages the delightful gallery in Upton Country Park. It hosts a wide variety of exhibitions by groups and individuals.
Click the logo for the Gallery Upstairs website
When Covid permits, there will be a Retrospective Exhibition for Dawn's 90th year sometime in 2021, with everything donated to
East Dorset and New Forest Branch
Motor Neurone Disease Association.
Dawn has recently performed a Wing Walk at the Bournemouth Air Show; abseiled down the Portsmouth Spinnaker Tower; gone down the Velocity 2 Zip Wire in Wales head first at 100 mph – all in aid of charity to help those affected by Motor Neurone Disease.
Read more about Dawn
News and Events
THE GALLERY UPSTAIRS at Upton Country Park plans to reopen for 'TREE', 21 May - 7 June 2021.
A Dorset Art Weeks exhibition.
PEDAS PLEIN AIR programme starting 15th April 2021 -
at Canford Cliffs, 10am... details here
ONLINE EXHIBITION of Members’ art is now live!
All work shown is for sale... view here
The PEDAS BLOG is live - do visit & subscribe!
THURSDAY & SUNDAY SESSIONS - We regret, no indoors Thursday evening or Sunday afternoon sessions until further notice.
Dorset Art Prize 2021 is now open for entries. Free to enter, the Dorset Art Prize has several categories. The theme for 2021 is ‘Narrative’. PEDAS has won the Community Prize three times previously. Image below: Norma collects the prize for PEDAS.
The Power House Poole Open exhibition this summer at Lighthouse - looking for artists to submit work by 9th May 2021.
Poole & East Dorset Art Society (PEDAS) is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation, Registered Charity no 1184632
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