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
23 July – 2 August
Dawn Goodson Retrospective
Dawn celebrates her 90th birthday this year with a retrospective exhibition of her work,
23 July - 2 August 2021 at the Gallery Upstairs, Upton Country Park.
All money raised will be donated to the local branch of the Motor Neurone Disease Association.
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 headfirst at 100 mph – all in aid of charity to help those affected by Motor Neurone Disease.
Read more about Dawn ...
News and Events
Important information for Members:
We intend to hold the AGM as a physical meeting on
Sunday 1st August
Alderney Manor Community Centre
2.15pm. Read more...
FOREST HOLME HOSPICE OPEN EXHIBITION
Raising funds for your local hospice. Cheques payable to Dorset20:20 Art Society. No SAE needed as Margaret will acknowledge by email. Please put D rings with cord on back of pictures. Thanks
Forest Holme instructions
Forest Holme 2021
Forest Holme Entry Form 1
Forest Holme Entry Form 2
PEDAS PLEIN AIR programme is underway... details here
ONLINE EXHIBITION of Members’ art is now live!
All work shown is for sale... view here
The PEDAS BLOG is live - visit & subscribe!
THURSDAY & SUNDAY SESSIONS - Soon to start!
Keep an eye on programme pages.
LOCAL EARTHDAY21 EVENT @ Upton Country Park in November for BCP primary schools and families with young children. Read more ....
Also, follow this link for more information and resources.
Poole & East Dorset Art Society (PEDAS) is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation, Registered Charity no 1184632
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