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About Bridport Art Society



The Society is a friendly group which welcomes artists of all levels of experience.

It is a non-profit making body whose aim is to encourage interest in and practice of the visual arts. This includes painting, drawing and print-making together with sculpture and 3D artworks. It specifically excludes photography and photographic copies of original artworks.

Established in 1956/7 the Society has continued to evolve and thrive with over 100 members drawn from Bridport, West Bay and the wider West Dorset area, as well as further afield.

The Society provides an extensive programme of events with regular evening meetings and demonstrations, day workshops, a major public Annual Summer Exhibition and the popular Easter Exhibition. Members organise an informal Come and Paint group session and occasional group outings. There is a strong social aspect to our gatherings!

The annual programme of events runs from January to December.


The Society is run by a committee of volunteers. Members of the Committee are elected at the AGM in March.

Meet the Committee Members

  • Chair – Pippa Harvey
  • Treasurer – Mark Pender
  • Secretary to the committee – position vacant
  • Minutes Secretary – Liz Gibbs 
  • Membership Secretary – Sheila Brown
  • Events coordinator – Ulrica Tiso
  • Exhibitions – Denise Buck
  • Exhibitions – Maggie Lindley
  • Newsletter – Miranda Pender
  • Publicity – Theresa Tiso
  • Website and Social media – Michele Westwood

The Committee can be up to 12 members. If you would like to help with running the Society please let us know.

Voluntary roles
Catering organiser – position vacant


Getting Involved

The Society is run by members for the members.
If you are able to, please offer help at events. If you have skills and expertise that would be of benefit to the running of the Society, please consider joining the Committee. There is always someone available for an informal chat.


Keeping in touch

Current Society information is published to the website. We send out the BAS Newsletter approximately every 2 months to members to give news and updates on our activities. We also communicate by email and have a presence on Facebook and Instagram.

Explore this website for information about our Events and Membership. You can view our Gallery showcasing members’ art and exhibition photos 

If you have any queries, please get in touch via the Contact Us page.


Our Constitution

You may wish to refer to our Constitution: