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Bury St Edmunds Art Society 2017
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* Check out the new 'How To' page*

* WW1 2018 Project *

We've now made a good start on this project.
32 panels, one for each painting, have been prepared and 24 have already been distributed to artists working on the project at our Christmas party meeting.
There will be workshops next year where artists can work together on paintings for the project.
Check back for more as this develops.

* The WW1 2018 Project - Art Trail *

About 15 members taking part in the WW1 2018 Project met up at West Stow (Anglo Saxon Village museum) to look at various things from World War 1 which are looked after by West Stow.
The West Stow staff kindly brought these various things out for us to see and be a guide and inspiration for our art trail 2018 project.
This turned out to be a very enjoyable meeting and very useful as we discussed more of how this project should be developed.
It was also a very sociable meeting where we ended up in the cafe with nice hot drinks and discussed the project and much more.

Members meeting at West Stow
Members meeting at West Stow

We had a very good meeting yesterday (Friday 6th October) discussing the 2018 project.
All members wanting to take part will be emailed the details outlining how we are going to make the artwork and dates of events planned for this.
There is still available room for more artists to take part in this project so if any other members are interested please contact Rosie or Olive.

* Access to the Hyndman Centre, Hospital Road, IP33 3JT. Our meetings Venue. *

Suffolk Highways will be working on the Spread Eagle junction starting Monday the 4th September.
This could take up to 25 weeks.
Petticoat Lane will be closed from Out Westgate to Hospital Road,
with traffic diverted via Parkway, Risbygate Street, Out Risbygate and West Road.

* Change of programme for January 2018 *


* 2018 WW1 Art Trail information for BSEAS members *

A new Art Trail in Bury St Edmunds next year on WW1 theme.
Look out for new updates on this project.


Our visit to the Mall Galleries - 2017

RI Exhibition at the Mall Galleries
RI Exhibition at the Mall Galleries

Trip to the Mall Galleries
Yesterday lots of our members (including me !) went on a trip to see 'The Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours (RI)' exhibition at the Mall Galleries in London. There are a large number of amazing paintings ranging from quite small to very large. Watercolour includes, watercolour it's self and other water based media like Acrylics and Inks and Gouache. Part way through the day a group of us were shown around by the RI's Honorary Secretary, Lillias August, who is also a member of the Bury St Edmunds Art Society. She gave us a very interesting insight into how to apply to become a member of the RI and more about the paintings in the exhibition. We all had a really great day out, the sun was shining, which made the trip even better. A great big thank you to our committee member Jean Perrett who organised the trip.




*Guest Artist of the month*
Check out details of this years guest artists invited to our monthly meetings on the PROGRAMME page.
The meetings will be at our usual venue, the Hyndman Centre, Hospital Road, Bury St Edmunds IP33 3JT.
Please note the meetings now start 15mins earlier: 6:45pm for 7:00 pm.

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A picture of our joint effort for the “ Big Draw “ which we did on the 2nd October 2016)
Sent in by Rosemary Copland

Artwork for The Big Draw
Artwork for The Big Draw

Audrey Blake with three of our past Chair people.
Audrey Blake with three of our past Chair people.
One of our founding members, Audrey Blake visiting our APEX art exhibition on 22nd September 2016.
This photo shows Audrey who is 99 years old when this photo was taken, an amazing lady, together with three of our past Chair people.