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The aims of the South Wales Art Society are to encourage and advance art in South Wales by the promotion of demonstrations, talks, classes, workshops, critiques, gallery visits and exhibitions.

The Society has a membership of 200 amateur and professional artists and others who simply enjoy art. The artists among us work in a wide range of media, including watercolour, oil, pastel, acrylic and sculpture. Interests range from traditional imagery to abstract and computer artwork.

Several of our members have exhibited with various London societies such as the summer exhibition at The Royal Academy, The Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour and The Royal Society of Marine Painters.

Members enjoy a regular programme of events and activities such as:

Meetings are held fortnightly on Tuesday evenings from 7-9 pm at the Heath Community Centre in Cardiff. For further information about these activities see the "What's On" section. For details on how to join the Society, see the Membership page in the "About" section. Please scroll down for for our ‘Latest News’ section.

The paintings presently scrolling across the top of this screen are the winners in the 2017 Annual Competition, together with the winners of the 2018 Derrick Turner competition. You can also see a selection of the paintings entered in our various competitions and exhibitions by following the ‘Gallery’ link above.

We welcome any comments about our website from visitors. Please let us have your views  - details are to be found on the 'Contact Us' page.

Ian Philpot

Web Manager

Welcome To

South Wales Art Society

Annual Competition and Exhibition 2017 - report here. The exhibition gallery is online here

Derrick Turner Competition

The subjects for the 2019 competition are: Local Urban Study (week 1) and Enlosed Space (week 2)

The subjects this year were: ‘Over & Under’, 13 February 2018 and ‘Change’ 27 February 2018. See reports for Over & Under  and Change and gallery.


The gallery for the Derrick Turner competition 2017 is here and the gallery for the 2018 competition is here; unfortunately, as these images were taken on the evenings, not all the information (artist, title, medium) was available to me - I should be grateful if you would contact me if you can add more details.


Next event

Our next event on 15th Jan is a critique by Marged Sian Williams . You can also paint at our Monday workshop - more details here

Last event:

Our last event was the Christmas Social on on 4th December (see report here). Please use the drop-down menu above for reports on earlier events.

Members Gallery

If you have any images you would like posted in this gallery, please send them to the Web Manager.