Friday Evening Meetings
The meetings are held on the last Friday of the month (see dates below). Start time is 7.00pm for chat and refreshments, followed by a demonstration of technique by an artist, a talk or an opportunity to have artworks appraised.
Admission is free to BAS members. Visitors and guests are welcome – the entry fee is £3.00.
Meetings are held in the Bridport Fellowship Hall, 4&5 Kings Square, East Street, Bridport, DT6 3QE.
The hall is located to the rear of East Street car park and offers convenient parking. It is fully accessible. Venue details >
Annual General Meeting
The AGM is held in March. The formal business of the AGM is combined with a social gathering. The Chairman’s annual report and the audited financial accounts are presented, and the officers and committee for the coming year are appointed. All members are invited to attend the AGM and have the opportunity to discuss topics of interest with the committee.
The Society holds a competition for the John Marlow Memorial Prize: members are invited to take to the AGM a work of art on a pre-defined subject and submissions are judged by a local artist.
Meetings Programme 2024
26 January 2024
Art Appraisal with Phil Clayton – from Sou’ Sou’ West Gallery
BAS members are invited to bring along a piece of work they have completed or are working on for a helpful critique by local gallery owner, Phil.
23 February 2024
Jan Alison Edwards BA PGdip – Fibre Artist.
Illustrated Talk – Travels with my Art
Following on from last year’s illustrated talk presenting works made over the last 15 years, the artist will talk about her experiences abroad from France To Bulgaria, Northern Cyprus to Geneva, UK to Taiwan, organising the International Fibre Biennial.
22 March 2024
AGM and Marlow Prize Competition
The Theme for the 2024 Marlow Prize is “Reflections”. This year’s guest judge is Howard Flanagan from Art Unlimited. Members are invited to bring along their submissions. Prizes are awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd choices.
Pictured is the 2023 winner: James’s Garden, Begonia by Jane Grover
31 May 2024
Stephen Foster Demonstration
This popular artist returns for another demonstration. The theme this year is “Dramatic Skies” . Stephen is well known for his expressive skies and sea paintings using a palette knife.
Stephen has been a professional artist for longer than he cares to remember (38 years) and now paints predominantly abstract paintings. However he has long experience as a landscape painter specialising in using a pallet knife to free up his approach in a search for spontaneity. He teaches two or three days a month and is very happy to share his experience.
28 June 2024
Claire Nuttall – Makeup Special.
A demonstration of special effects for emergency services’ training. A follow-on from her fascinating talk last Autumn.
27 September 2024
Botanical Art with Margaret Tebbs
Collection for Macmillan Nurses.
“After working in the Botany Department of the Natural History Museum, London, I moved to RBG Kew as a free-lance botanical artist. It was a good time for artists, as there were a lot of new species to illustrate for publishing in the Kew Bulletin and other journals. I moved to Dorset to be near my parents, and was able to work at home, thanks to modern technology! I still do occasional commissions for Kew, tutor short art courses for Dorset Wildlife Trust, and help run the Burton Bradstock art exhibition each August.”
25 October 2024
Lisa Parkyn demonstration, subject TBA
29 November 2024
The committee extends an invitation to all members of Bridport Art Society to attend the Christmas Party in the Fellowship Hall, Bridport from 7.00pm. Pop in and meet fellow members, have a drink and a mince pie (alternative nibbles also available!)
Come and Paint in 2024
A friendly, informal group meet up in the Bridport Fellowship Hall every 2nd Thursday afternoon of month. 2.00pm – 4.00pm. Members bring along some art to work on or different materials to show colleagues. £2.00 to cover refreshments.
- 11 January
- 8 February
- 14 March
- 11 April
- 9 May
- 13 June
- 11 July
- 12 September
- 10 October
- 14 November
- 12 December
Updates will be published in the BAS Newsletter which goes out to members. If you have any queries, please use the Contact Us form to get in touch.