Winchester Art Club – Annual Exhibition 2008

Press Release: 25/08/2008

A painting by Pam Brown

Saturday 6 September until Sunday 5 October

An exhibition of paintings, drawings and sculpture by members of the Winchester Art Club

This annual exhibition offers the chance for members of the club, who range from complete beginners to experienced artists, to exhibit a range of work from painting to sculpture, drawings to prints.

Winchester Art Club was founded in 1919 and developed from the Winchester Fine Arts Society which had existed since 1888. The object of the Club is to encourage the practice of fine arts in Winchester, particularly among those who paint as a hobby.

Club members range from complete beginners to experienced artists and submit their work for judging and inclusion in the annual exhibition, held for the first time this year in City Space in the Winchester Discovery Centre. 

The Winchester Art Club exhibition is always a popular and colourful event, attracting considerable local interest and support. After exhibiting for many years in the Guildhall Gallery why not come along and see them in Winchester City Council’s new venue for temporary exhibitions, City Space.

"After thirty five years of having our annual exhibition in the Guildhall and then moving last year to the Undercroft of St John's House, we are very pleased to be cooperating with Winchester City Council again and to be exhibiting at a top-notch location" remarked Derek Butler, of the Winchester Art Club.

"There should be space enough to allow us to hang up to 180 paintings and sculptures in a well-lit and spacious setting". There are always a very satisfactory number of works submitted by our 300 members for our judges to choose from. Acceptance for the Exhibition is entirely on merit, so we can expect another high standard this year. Prices are sensible so we are hoping for good sales."

Art in the Garden of God

On Friday 5 September the Winchester Art Club exhibition lecture will be given by art historian and author Douglas Skeggs. ‘Art in the Garden of God’ will be a discussion of the flowering of Dutch art in the 17th century, a period when Holland was often referred to as ‘the Garden of God’.

The lecture will begin at 7.30pm in Winchester Discovery Centre. Tickets are £5.00 and are available from Winchester Art Club on 01962 862 790 or from City Space in the Discovery Centre.

The exhibition opens on Saturday 6th September until Sunday 5th October.

Opening time: Monday – Friday 10am – 6pm, Saturday 10am – 5pm, Sunday 11am – 4pm

Admission is free.