On this page you will find information about local art events organised and delivered by other socieities and organisations.


You can now listen to 'The Art Show' between 11am and 12pm every Saturday on Welcombe Radio!  



The show is presented by artists: Linzi Morgan Whitting, Val Rainbow, Tom Shepherd, and Sarah Miles.  Listen in for discussions on art, interviews with other artists, and paint along with a talk through of art activities.  





Upton House and Gardens 


Events to December 2019






National Portrait Gallery Exhibition: Nature’s Champions

Sat 21 Sep – Mon 9 Dec

Get face to face with champions of the natural world in a new exhibition opening at Upton House and Gardens in partnership with the National Portrait Gallery. From Sir David Attenborough and Linda McCartney to William Wordsworth and Octavia Hill, we will be celebrating those who have shaped the way we think about nature today. This exhibition complements the 1930s Shell advertising posters including the See Britain First campaign, which harnessed and conformed to a distinctive aesthetic vision of the English countryside in the 1930s. We will also be highlighting some of the landscape paintings from our own collection in our ‘picture in focus’ display in the sitting room. We will bring together paintings from our collection to see how artists’ vision of the natural world changed over time. These exhibitions also provide a chance to open up conversations about the inherent environmental challenges faced when travelling in the countryside.