Brixham Society of Art – display on The Ledge in May
The Brixham Society of Art was formed in 1949 and since that time has had a continuously thriving membership of amateurs and semi-professionals, sharing their experience and pleasure in art, and exhibiting their skills. They are displaying their work on The Ledge in Brixham Library during May. Their work is for sale and price lists are available in the library.
In the early days, members met fortnightly for talks and demonstrations by professional artists from across the U.K. At its peak in the 1980s/90s, membership had risen to around 150. Today membership is around 65 and meetings now take place monthly when members might show their current work and still enjoy demonstrations, in a variety of media, by well known local and regional artists. Special popular day classes are also held from time to time.
Since the 1960s the Society has staged a major annual exhibition at the Scala Hall during the busy holiday month of August, well supported by local folk and attracting many summer visitors, some of whom visit year after year. The Society now also stages smaller exhibitions; one at the Berry Head Hotel in March, another in May, here at the library, and is always considering other ways in which to show members’ work.
New members are always welcome; our meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month at Eden Park School. More information about the Society and how to join can be found on its website brixhamsocietyofart.btck.co.uk