Poole & East Dorset Art Society
Poole & East Dorset Art Society is a long established and very active local art society. We were founded in 1924 and count notable figures such as Augustus John and Henry Lamb amongst our past members.

PEDAS is an inclusive society and welcomes artists in all media genres - figurative and abstract painters, sculptors, felters, embroiderers, photographers and installation artists.
Thursday sessions
22nd June:

10 am – 4 pm

Gaunts House, Cranborne Rd, Nr Wimborne BH21 4JQ
Take B3078 towards Cranborne for 3 miles. The entrance to Gaunts House is on the right, adjacent to a thatched 'mushroom' cottage. Go past the house and park in the designated area. There's much of interest to draw and paint. You will be welcome to come into the main house and help yourself to tea and coffee and use the comfort zones. A small donation for the refreshments will be appreciated.
Future Thursday sessions
Caroline's "Creative Sundays" are held at the Church of the Holy Angels Hall in Lilliput Rd, Poole BH14 8JX, usually on the 1st Sunday of the month. The Hall opens at 2pm to start at 2.30pm until 4.30pm with a tea break.
£3 for members
£5 for non-members
2nd July:


We are trying something new. A meeting of members with an element of structured art. I believe it would be a good idea for members to bring a still life object (large or small, although I believe large would be preferable). It should not be too precious to you, in case of breakage. This would be placed on a covered central table at different heights and if you could bring a coloured piece of fabric to add interest. Using any media or style you could then produce an interesting picture.
© PEDAS Members
7th - 24th April 2017
The Gallery Upstairs
Upton Country Park

Poole & East Dorset Art Society (PEDAS) presents 'FLAVOUR',
a sumptuous celebration of food and drink conveyed in drawing, painting, print and sculpture
PEDAS manages this delightful gallery in Upton Country Park. It hosts a wide variety of exhibitions by groups and individuals.
Art UK is the online home for every public art collection across the UK. It already features over 200,000 oil paintings by some 38,000 artists. These artworks are in museums, universities, town halls, hospitals and other civic buildings across the United Kingdom. Most of this art is not on public view. Later in 2016 they will be expanding the project to include watercolours, pastels, drawings and prints uploaded by collections. In early 2017 they aim to add sculptures.
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Recent PEDAS exhibition
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The Gallery Upstairs
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September 2017
Past Thursday sessions
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Antony Gormley's iron men come alive for A Winter's Tale – video
Complete collection at the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum - Art UK
Information &
Entry Form
© Poole & East Dorset Art Society members
Caroline with The Mayor of Poole
PEDAS members meet at St Aldhelm's Academy in Herbert Avenue (BH12 4HS) at 7 - 9 pm
for most of the year.
During the Summer, we paint outdoors at various locations.
Non-members are always welcome.
£3 for members
£5 for non-members
Miniatures in a tin
Future exhibitions:
22nd June - 3rd July
by The Graphite Group
The Gallery Upstairs
Open Exhibition