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The aims of the South Wales Art Society are to encourage and advance art in South Wales by the promotion of demonstrations, talks, classes, workshops, critiques, gallery visits and exhibitions.

The Society has a membership of 200 amateur and professional artists and others who simply enjoy art. The artists among us work in a wide range of media, including watercolour, oil, pastel, acrylic and sculpture. Interests range from traditional imagery to abstract and computer artwork.

Several of our members have exhibited with various London societies such as the summer exhibition at The Royal Academy, The Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour and The Royal Society of Marine Painters.

Members enjoy a regular programme of events and activities such as:

Meetings are held fortnightly on Tuesday evenings from 7-9 pm at the Heath Community Centre in Cardiff. For further information about these activities see the "What's On" section. For details on how to join the Society, see the Membership page in the "About" section.

The paintings presently scrolling across the top of this screen are the winners in the 2017 Annual Competition, together with the winners of the 2018 Derrick Turner competition. You can also see a selection of the paintings entered in our various competitions and exhibitions by following the ‘Gallery’ link above.

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Next event: AGM

Our next event will be the Annual General Meeting on 13 March 2018. As well as electing a new committee, there is a proposal to change part of the constitution - please see here for details. There will be cheese and wine afterwards.

Annual Competition and Exhibition 2017 - report here

The 2017 Annual exhibition gallery is now online here

Derrick Turner Competition

Our last events were the Derrick Turner competition 2018, subject: ‘Over & Under’, 13 February 2018 and ‘Change’ 27 February 2018. See reports for Over & Under  and Change and gallery.

The gallery for the Derrick Turner competition 2017 is here and the gallery for the 2018 competition is here; unfortunately, as these images were taken on the evening, not all the information (artist, title, medium) was available - I should be grateful if you would contact me if you can add more details.

There will be a ‘Fantasy Art’ workshop by Sharon Hurst on 11th April - details here.

We also have two coach trips arranged - details here

Notices of our members’ own events are to be found here.