Winchester Art Club Annual Exhibition 2011

Press Release: 08/09/2011

Image - Ron Allan

From Saturday 10 September until Sunday 2 October City Space at the Winchester Discovery Centre will be hosting paintings, drawings and sculpture by members of the Winchester Art Club. Many regular visitors to the gallery look forward to this exhibition which offers an annual splash of colour at the start of autumn and always proves a popular show.

Chris Brown of Winchester Art Club said “Careful selection by the judges from around 300 works submitted ensures an overall high standard of work and prices will again be modest. Visitors often remark on the affordability of the works on show, and good sales reflect this.”

Founded in 1919 the Winchester Art Club developed from the Winchester Fine Arts Society that had existed since 1888. The Club’s aim is to promote participation in the fine arts, painting, drawing and sculpture, offering encouragement and inspiration, particularly among those who paint as a hobby. Each year members submit their work for judging and, whether amateur or professional, all are selected on merit and the best incorporated in the exhibition. 

Cllr. Patricia Stallard, Portfolio Holder for Culture, Heritage and Sport for Winchester City Council said , “It is always a pleasure to see the Art Club exhibition back in City Space, the consistent quality of the work exhibited by its members offers ample inspiration for anyone who has been tempted to pick up a paint brush and express their creativity”.

On Friday 9 September Winchester Art club in collaboration with Hampshire County Council will present an evening talk by popular art historian and author Douglas Skeggs who will be discussing the works of Van Gogh and Gauguin.

Tickets are £5.00 from Winchester Discovery Centre box office on 01962 873 603. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door on the night.

If you would like to find out more about Winchester Art Club why not visit their website at

The exhibition opens on Saturday 10 September and runs until Sunday 2 October. 

City Space opening times: Monday – Friday 10am – 6pm, Saturday 10am – 5pm, Sunday 11am – 4pm.

Admission is free.