Ledbury Art Society: Who we are and what we do Print
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Monday, 03 October 2011 21:26

From our archives

The Ledbury Art Society was founded in January 1968, principally due to the efforts of Mr E. Bass supported by Mr Alan Cadbury and Mr Peter Harling. A total of 29 people attended the first meeting which took place on Wednesday 13th March 1968 at the Market House, Ledbury.

The aims, objectives and rules of the society were discussed, proposed and agreed. As a result the first exhibition of members’ work took place in the Market House during the Whitsun Bank holiday weekend that year.



LAS today

Our Exhibitions now take place in the Burgage Hall over the June 2-5th Spring Bank holiday. These exhibitions have always been well attended with as many as 1000 visitors viewing the exhibits over the four days.

Although the painting media of watercolour, acrylics, pastels, oils, inks and mixed media dominate our current exhibitions we are keen to encourage those with other artistic styles and interests. Over the years exhibits have included wood carvings, corn dollies, etchings, egg painting, jewellery, embroidery, silk screening and card sales as well as traditional paintings.

The Society not only provides the opportunity to meet and enjoy the fellowship of other local artists but also to encourage members to learn new styles and techniques. During the winter we engage enthusiastic professional artists using a wide variety of media to demonstrate their techniques, offer hints , advice and encourage members to ‘have a go’. We meet on the first Tuesday in the month in the Holy Trinity hall, New Street. Visitors are welcome at our monthly demonstrations (£5.00 per session).  Outdoor painting days at venues around the county are arranged during the summer months.

Throughout the year we have a friendly, informal monthly painting afternoon in which members work on their chosen piece of artwork. We also have some workshop days and visits to national Art galleries and other places of interest.

The society is open to all interested people and further information can be obtained from the chair, Dr Christine Bainton, Chairperson (01531 636036) or from our website: www.msmusic.co.uk/ledburyartsociety/joinus.htm


Dr Christine Bainton (as published in May Ledbury Focus)

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