• Sat

    BraveArt II

    10:30 - 15:45The Gallery Upstairs, Upton Country Park, Poole, BH17 7BJ

    BRAVE ART II EXHIBITION! Over 20 East Dorset, Christchurch and Purbeck student artists are holding a free exhibition of their paintings and drawings at the Peacock Art Gallery, Upton Country Park near Poole. It represents a close collaboration between Roy Carr’s Dorset County Council Art Classes and the newly formed East Dorset Brave Art Society (EDBAS).

    The exhibition will have a wide range of works reflecting the range of media that the students are mastering (acrylics, oils, pen and ink, watercolour, pastels etc). It will be the first time that the works have been put on public show. Works framed and unframed, and cards will be on sale.

    The BRAVE ART II exhibition runs daily (10.30 am to 3.45 pm) from Saturday 25 April until Monday 4 May. The exhibition will close at 3 pm on the final day. The Art Gallery is on the first floor of the Peacock Tearooms (lift available). Follow signs for the Peacock Tearooms from the car park. See www.peacockgallery.org.uk or www.pedas.org.uk for more details.

    View the event photographs.

Our intended BraveArt13 exhibition was cancelled at The Gallery Upstairs in Upton due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but we are please to announce out “virtual” version has now been launched. Please tell your friends and family and let us know what you think: BraveArt13 Online Exhibition.

Member Exhibitions

To encourage our members confidence in their own work, we hold a number of “member” exhibitions throughout the year.  These are voluntary to take part, and allow one member to exhibit their own work and receive feedback from other members in the group during a Tuesday evening meeting at Upton Community Centre.  We hope establish these as regular events in our diary.

Pop-Up Exhibitions

We have been experimenting with locations, venues and “pop-up” exhibitions  in and around Dorset to show our work.

June 6th-14th 2020 we will be exhibiting in the laundry at KINGSTON LACY, Wimborne and we have been invited to Kingston Lacey during the Summer months for “en plein-air” painting sessions. We are hoping to continue this association with the National Trust in coming years.

Community Events

We also support various local events like Upton in Bloom, Poole Grammar School’s Summer Fete and the Poole Carnival by exhibiting work. We are keen to find opportunities to participate and display our artwork in public venues.

In 2019 members entered work in the Upton Community Centre art competition on 17th August.

In September 2019 members joined other local artist  groups at Knoll Gardens, Stapehill to paint and draw in the gardens for a day.