• Fri


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

    The artistic New Year starts with a bang! The BraveStART exhibition will open daily. The exhibition is free and will be showing off the artistic works from the East Dorset BraveArt Society in a year that promises to be packed with surprises. Framed, unframed works and cards will be on sale.

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  • Sat

    BraveArt 5

    10:00 - 15:45The Street Gallery, Ashley Thorne Building, Poole Grammar, Gravel Hill, Poole

    During Dorset Art Weeks, East Dorset BraveArt Society is delighted to join forces with Poole Grammar School for the hosting of the free art exhibition BraveArt 5. This coincides with the external launch of the Grammar School’s Street Gallery which is available for community hire in the holiday periods.

    There will be 25 artists showing their works, and we are planning a few surprises to make this a very exciting visual treat! Works framed and unframed, and cards will be on sale.

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.