Essex Art Club

Patron: Ken Howard, OBE, RA, RWS, RWA, ROI, RBA, Hon. NEAC.

President: Tom Coates, RP, PPPS, PPRBA, PPNEAC.

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Sylvia Paul

Photo by Tony Connor.

 

John Tookey

Photo by John Woolliams

 

Melanie Cambridge

Photo by John Woolliams

 

Reg Siger

Photo by John Woolliams

 

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Club Activities

 

Our main activities are exhibitionslectures and demonstrations, and occasional workshops .    Informal painting sessions  take place once a month at St Barnabas Church Hall in Woodford.  There is also a portrait group which meets weekly for much of the year.

 

Exhibitions

We try to have two exhibitions per year, one in central London, one in Essex.  In  2008 we  exhibited for two exciting months at the Guildhall Art Gallery . In past years our exhibition sites in London have included  the Guildhall;  Bishopsgate Library (several times);  St Botolph's Church, Aldgate; the Restaurant Gallery, St John's, Smith Square; and  Gallery  47 opposite the British Museum. 

 

Since 2007 (except for 2008) we have had our London Exhibition every year at Gallery 54,  Shepherd Market, London W1 but next year we shall exhibit at the Barbican Library. See Exhibitions

 

In Essex we exhibited several times at  Valentine's Mansion in Ilford.  Valentine's Mansion is a lovely building which was allowed to deteriorate badly, but has now been renovated due to a grant from the Millenium  Commission.  Since 2007 we have had very successful local exhibitions every year at Wanstead House and will do so again this year. We also now exhibit at The View in Epping Forest. See Exhibitions

Lectures and Demonstrations

In the winter we meet at Wanstead House, usually on the last Sunday of each month from 2.30 to 4.30 pm for a practical demonstration by a professional artist, or a talk on art history or some other aspect of art. Non-members are welcome and are charged 5.

 

Winter Programme 2016-2017

Winter Programme 2015-2016

 

Portrait Group

The Portrait Group meets on Fridays at Wanstead House, The Green, Wanstead from 8 - 10 pm.  The charge is 6 when you attend (no commitment to a course).    We pay 20 if you sit for us:   not a lot but we're very friendly - and you might get sketched or even painted by a professional!  Contact: david.boland1@xyzntlworld.com

(remove the xyz before using).

or 0208 925 4951

Christmas Party

We have our Christmas Party at Wansteasd House each December for members and their guests only.

 

Wanstead House

Wanstead House(21 The Green, Wanstead, E11 2NT, about a hundred yards from Wanstead Underground station) and the hall behind it is our usual venue for demonstrations, talks, and social functions.

 

Financial Support

The Essex Art Club gratefully acknowledges the receipt of financial support from the London Borough of Redbridge

 

London Borough of Redbridge