The aim of Rugby & District Art Society is to foster all forms of art in the town and district. The membership is a representative mix of amateur and professional artists and others interested in the arts in Rugby and a wide surrounding area.
Our monthly meetings on the first Wednesday of the month at 7.30pm are held at Dunchurch Village Hall.
Heather Lyons "Lone Oak"
Vice President’s Award
David Newell "Soul Singer II"
Ivor Cox Watercolour Award
Jim Watson “ Kingswear”
Tony Keach "Early Snowfall on Halls Fell"
Barbara Harvey "The Thames by Night"
Colin Bywater Grey Morning Hungerford Bridge
Any Other Medium Award
Paul Torr "Small is Beautiful"
Alan Sime Award for an English Landscape
John Lines "Mid Distance, Monks Kirby"
Abbeycraft Artworld Award
Joe Douse "Norwegian Fjord Waterfall"
John Lines "Winter Hedgerow"
September 5th 2018
Full of vigour and clever observation, bent wire never looked so fascinating! Dramatic figurative and linear movement captured by Paul's delightful 3D constructions in this unusual medium.
October 3rd 2018
Painting Big & Bold
Roy is a Northamptonshire artist who is highly regarded internationally. He produces large and powerful rural and urban landscapes in a wide variety of media, expressing his personal view of the world. He will describe and demonstrate.
November 7th 2018
Ed is a master glassblower specialising in strong coloured and shaped artistic tableware for both mass production and commissions. Margaret cold-works glass, including etching through different coloured layers in her decorative plates, bowls and glasses.
December 5th 2018
The mayor is invited to present awards gained at the Annual Floor One exhibition, followed by a short demonstration from a special mystery guest, and concluding with festive refreshments and the opportunity to mingle.
January 2nd 2019
A talk on practical tips, methods and common problems with framing and mounting will be followed by short critiques of members' submitted works. No more than two works each please, from which at least one will be chosen for critique.
February 6th 2019
Nigel is a well-known Midlands artist who delights in the play of light in his distinctive landscapes, still-lifes and sketchbooks. His watercolour style is free and rich and his subjects are varied, with outdoor work a speciality. He will demonstrate.
March 6th 2019
A Passion for Pictures
A multi award-winning photographer from Nottinghamshire, Chris will show a wide-ranging selection of his stunningly artistic photographs, and describe how he selects, composes and develops his subjects, both in the field and during processing.
April 3rd 2019
My Life: Painting & Sculpture
As a painter Susan works mainly in oils to capture the spirit of a place in her bold, colourful land- and seascapes; as a sculptor she works mainly in clay, again using bold colour and forms to express her creative vision in three-dimensions.
May 8th 2019
Winner of the Buxton Spa Prize, Sandra is inspired by the landscapes and weather around her Peak District studio. She will introduce ideas and techniques through a pastel demonstration evoking both heady atmosphere and dramatic realism.
June 5th 2019
Words Make Pictures
Jamie uses a variety of media, but his most original works are his small collages using tiny cut-out words which, on closer inspection, explain more about the subjects. These range from boats to birds, portraits to landscapes, flowers to still-life. Unique & fascinating.
July 3rd 2019
Kate's delightfully delicate paintings are original, dreamlike and poetic, using colour and composition to create a mood. Her complex, expressive images range from detailed semi-urban landscapes to abstract patterns, and reflect her creative training in dance and the theatre.
August 7th 2019
Something practical for everyone to join in and enjoy. Not yet sure what!
September 4th 2019
Speaker to be confirmed
Arnold House is open weekdays from 9am
The next change over at Arnold House is Thursday 3rd January 2019.
Please bring along your new work for hanging between 10-am - 11am and collect work you brought along last time.
Each book describes 20 country walks within easy reach of Rugby with detailed maps and illustrations. Both books are available from the author & Society member Jim Watson at £4.95 each.
Bilton Methodist Church
Book your place now on these costume life sessions, this is both an enjoyable social evening as well as being a very beneficial way to improve your drawing skills. £15 per 3 sessions. Further information from Leslie Read 01788 810697.
Dodford Village Hall
We cater for all abilities and provide an enjoyable as well as instructive day among like-minded people. If you are interested please fill in the relevant form at the Dunchurch meeting. Further details: 01788 571612.
Images from Tom Shepherd Workshops
Images from Judith Yates Workshops
Adult £27 / Concessions £24
Couples £45 / Retired Couples £40
Guest to Members Meeting £4
President: Paul Torr
Membership Secretary: Leslie Read
Exhibition Secretary: David Newell
We meet on the first Wednesday of the month Dunchurch Village Hall at 7:30pm. The hall is next-door to the Dunchurch Park Hotel, there is a large free car park.