Newton Poppleford Art Society-

An Introduction

The Newton Poppleford Art Society meets once a month.  At most of these meetings we have demonstrations of art techniques in a range of mediums given by well known artist-tutors.  

Other activities organised by the Society include painting days, workshops and holidays.  These are arranged to take place at various times through the year.  The highlight of the year is our annual  exhibition of members' work once a year, held at the end of July.

In addition Informal Art Groups have been set up under the auspices of the Society.  These provide an opportunity for members to meet on a weekly basis to paint together in a social setting, and to share hints on techniques and materials. 

The Society was formed in 1996. 

Its objective is defined as: 

To provide the opportunity for members to meet and share their interests in the various forms of the visual arts.  


Our current membership fee is £25.   Visitors are welcome to come along to any demonstrations for a cost of £2 each afternoon. Our membership ceiling is 100, and there are a few vacancies at present.

Meetings are normally held on the third Thursday of the month, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., currently at the Cricket Pavilion, Back Lane, Newton Poppleford.  

Location  of Sports Pavilion

Location of Cricket Pavilion

Besides acting as a vehicle for members to sell some pictures, the Society is pleased that the exhibitions have also enabled the raising of several thousand pounds for charity.   For the 2010 exhibition Society members jointly painted a 'Big Picture' of Van Gogh's Sunflowers which, in conjunction with Dart's Farm, resulted in nearly £4000 being raised for local charity Hospiscare.  For more see

Our Sunflowers 'Big Picture'

Conclusion of the March 2010 Batik Workshop tutored by Deborah Vallance

A short video was made by long serving member and then-President Roger Boud depicting some of the key events in the society's history and giving an overview of the range of activities that Society members enjoy.  This video was shown to members before the business of the 2016 AGM.  It has now been uploaded to YouTube and can be viewed through the following link: