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Our next meeting

Our next meeting will be on November 7 with an in-house critique - please bring two paintings!

Previous meetings

For reports of this year’s previous meetings, please click here.

Derrick Turner Images

Please see all the galleries for the Derrick Turner competitions from 2017 onwards.

Unfortunately, as these images were taken on the evenings, not all the information (artist, title, medium) was available to me - I should be grateful therefore if you would contact me if you can add any more details.

The images also may contain reflections, which is sometimes unavoidable. If you have a better image that you would like to be used, please send it to me and I shall change it.

Photo Album

I have added a new feature to the website - ‘Photo Album’. This is intended to show photographs from the Society’s archives, going back up to about 40 years ago! If you have any photographs which you think may be of interest or you can help to identify past members shown in photographs already posted, then please let us know. You can find Photo Album here. More photos will be added in due course.


The latest newsletter (and earlier ones) can be downloaded here.


A full programme of events to March 2024 can be found here. Many thanks to our former programme secretary, Claire Sadlier, for organising this. The role of Programme Secretary has now been taken over by David Kirkham. Please note there have been a few changes to the original programme - please check here for details.

Monday Painters

You can also paint at the Monday Painters - more details here

Annual Exhibition 2024

Next year’s Annual Exhibition will be at Turner House Gallery from 1st - 28th April 2024.

Annual Exhibition 2023

Please see here for information on this year’s exhibition

Please will  last year’s prizewinners return their trophies as soon as possible to any member of the committee.

Watercolour Workshop

There will be a 2-day watercolour workshop with professional artist Joe Francis Dowden on 29-30 April 2024. Please click on the image for further details.


Derrick Turner Competition 2024

The titles for next year’s competition are as follows:

     1   People In Interaction

     2   Tranquility

For more information on this competition, please click here.

Members Gallery

Members may have any of their painting images posted here and these may be for sale if you wish. However, please see the note below re sales. If you have any images you would like posted in this gallery, please send them to the Website Manager. The Members’ gallery is online here.


SWAS cannot undertake to sell paintings through this website. If we receive  any requests to buy paintings, the prospective buyer will be put into contact with the appropriate artist. Please see here.


The constitution has also been placed on the website here.