Welcome to Bridport Art Society


The Society is a friendly group which welcomes artists of all levels of experience.

It is a non-profit making body whose aim is to encourage interest in and practice of the visual arts. This includes painting, drawing and print-making together with sculpture and 3D artworks. It specifically excludes photography and photographic copies of original artworks.

 An extensive programme includes evening demonstrations, day workshops, a major public Annual Exhibition in Bridport Arts Centre, other public exhibitions in the Salt House, West Bay, and occasional visits to regional and national exhibitions.  A wide variety of media and techniques are covered including acrylics, oils, pastels, water colours, collage and mixed media.  


Bridport Art Society was founded in 1956, originally as the Allington Art Club, with its first Annual Exhibition being held in 1957.  Meetings were originally held in The Studio in Haydon Guest House in West Allington.  Evening meetings are now held in Bridport Town Hall. 

The Members 

Membership is approximately 150 artists.  Most members come from Bridport and West Bay and nearby villages but a number come from further afield, including Lyme Regis, Axminster, Charmouth, Ilminster, Crewkerne, Yeovil, Dorchester, Weymouth and Portland.