Winchester Art Club Annual Exhibition 2012

Press Release: 24/08/2012

Winchester Art Club

From the 1 to 30 September City Space in Winchester Discovery Centre will be hosting the 2012 Winchester Art Club Annual Exhibition.

Winchester Art Club was founded in 1919 and developed from the Winchester Fine Arts Society which had existed since 1888. The objective of the Club is to encourage the practice of fine arts in Winchester, particularly among those who paint as a hobby. Each year club members, who range from complete beginners to experienced artists, submit their work for judging. The best are selected for inclusion in the annual exhibition, now in its fifth year in City Space.

Cllr. Patricia Stallard, Portfolio Holder for Culture, Heritage and Sport for Winchester City Council said:

It is always a pleasure to welcome the Winchester Art Club whose members never fail to deliver a colourful and inspiring show which is always popular with visitors to City Space.”

To mark the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics the Winchester Art Club have invited their members to submit work under a special 2012 category reflecting the Olympic values: excellence, friendship and respect. The winners will be exhibited in this year’s exhibition.

On Friday 31 August Winchester Art Club will present ‘James Whistler: the gentle art of making enemies’ an evening talk by popular art historian and author Douglas Skeggs.
Tickets are £8.00 from Winchester Discovery Centre box office on 01962 873 603 or can be booked online at www.hants.gov.uk/wdc
A limited number of tickets will be available at the door on the night.

The Winchester Art Club Annual Exhibition opens on Saturday 1 September and runs until Sunday 30 September.

City Space opening times: Monday – Friday 10am – 6pm, Saturday 10am – 5pm, Sunday 11am – 3pm.

City Space, Winchester Discovery Centre, Jewry Street, Winchester SO23 8SB

Admission is free.