Hello, and a very warm welcome to our website!
Whether this is your first or a repeat visit, you are a Group member, perhaps contemplating joining us, or simply share our interest in the visual arts, we hope you find the information you need.
However, if you do have any queries, or would like to know more, please do not hesitate to contact James McAdam, the Group Secretary, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The art group is located in the seaside town of Exmouth Devon. It is a group of around 200 artists of diverse ages interests and experience. We aim to promote art in the local area and provide an environment where members can learn and develop their creativity.
What we offer
Demonstrations - on a variety of different media, primarily 2D work.
Work Space - the provision of space to paint and draw as a collective.
Sales Opportunities – at half commercial rates (20% versus 40%)
Marketing Opportunities – via this website.
Social events and art visits
Some of our 2022 Exhibition Winners, above
We keep members up to date with frequent communications, announcements at meetings, a monthly newsletter, regular emails and through our Events Page and are more than happy to promote individual activities.
So, if you are someone looking for a lively, hospitable group with a passion for the visual arts, we believe you have come to the right place.
An art group trip to St Ives
The Ocean on Exmouth Seafront, where we hold our annual exhibition
History and Origins of Exmouth Art Group
“Encouraging the appreciation and practice of the visual arts in this district”
In 1946, a group of seven artists met at a local school wishing to share skills and enthusiasms and organise joint art exhibitions. They went on to found Exmouth Art Group with the agreed aim “to encourage the appreciation and practice of the visual arts in this district”.
Over seventy five years later and with more than 170 members, the Group keeps to this ambition. Working in a variety of media and disciplines, using traditional and contemporary styles, some self-taught and some trained professionals and with ages ranging across the full spectrum, our members are as diverse as the mediums and techniques we utilise! We offer a diverse range of art-based activities, including demonstrations, competitions, talks, practice sessions, workshops, exhibitions and trips. We continue to develop and progress embracing new technology including of course digital art via apps on tablets and iPads. We feel we are an open, dynamic and social Art Group but don’t take our word for it – come along and find out for yourself.
We meet on the first and third Tuesday evening of most months from 7pm-9pm (in the afternoons during the winter months) and hold informal practice sessions weekly on Thursdays, both at the Sea Cadets Hall on Camperdown Terrace which, adjacent to the Exe Estuary, is also a perfect location for plein air working.
Since 1955, when some members first knocked at their door asking for permission to sketch in the grounds, we have been privileged to have the unfailing support of the Lindsay-Fynn family. Today Nigel and Heleen Lindsay-Fynn are second generation Patrons and take a close interest in the Group’s well-being, hosting a reception each year at Lee Ford, their beautiful home in Budleigh Salterton. To see a short video of the history visit our YouTube channel here.