Latest site update - 31/05/18 (see update history at bottom of page)
Welcome to the
web site of the Lacock Art Group.
We are a vibrant group of local
artists who come together to advance as well as enjoy, our art. Along with
meeting each week to paint together, we have a full and varied programme that we like all members to participate in - the programme includes demonstrations, drawing sessions, exhibitions and the occasional fun art competition.
On the separate
pages of this web site you will find details of our Group- what we do, when we meet and our current
programme including details of forthcoming exhibitions and demonstrations. More details of our meetings, fees etc can be seen on the Members Handbook page.
like to welcome new members however, the Group is very popular and sometimes we have to close the membership list - to see the present status of membership in the Group please see the Becoming a Member page and/or use
the contact e-mail via the 'Contact the Society' page of this website.
The Gallery contains examples of some of our members' work which we hope you
will find interesting. Members of the society are invited to submit their work
for inclusion in the Gallery to the web administrator (Steve Oram) whose details you will find on the Members Handbook page.
Above - a slide show of some of our members work
24 May 2018. Our Spring Exhibition over the weekend 19-20 May saw a record 230 paintings on display as well as a great selection of cards, original A5 art and unframed mounted work. See a full report on the exhibitions page. 24 May 2018. On 17 May our Chairman Paul Fisher gave us an entertaining and informative demo on painting without a pre-drawing, followed by a demo of one of his favourite sunset scenes. Full details on the demonstrations page. 24 April 2018. On 19 April 2018 we were visited once again by renowned artist Ronald Swanwick who this time gave us an introduction to abstract painting. More details on the demonstrations page.
19th April 2018. The Plein Air programme for 2018 has been added to the Plein Air Painting page and included in the Programme of Events page. Put the dates in your diary! The first event is on Saturday 5 May in Bradford-on-Avon.
9th April 2018.
With the sad passing of Iris I have created a Gallery page
for her - she did not exhibit her art very much and therefore I have only one poor image to put into her Gallery Room, so I have also put some photos of her, enjoying herself at LAG in the room. If anybody has any other pictures of her or her artwork that they would like to go into the Gallery Room please send them to me or to Steve, thank you.
4 April 2018. Frank Collict has been booked to do a pen and wash 'paint-along' on the 12th July. Frank gave us a very enjoyable demo 2 years ago.
4 April 2018. On 29 March our resident pastel master John Harris led a paint-along of one of his beautiful landscapes. More details on the Demonstrations page. 3 April 2018
. Our first exhibition of the year is running in the ArtHouse Café, Melksham until the end of April. Why not pop in for some refreshments and support local charities. More info on our Exhibitions
23 December 2017. Lacock Hay Wain competition.
This year's fun competition attracted 19 attempts at recreating Constable's 'The Hay Wain' in Lacock ford. All the paintings were displayed anonymously at the Christmas Party on 14 December 2017 and there was a great array of effort.
Members voted for their favourite and there was a clear winner - well done Linda (no 24).
In 2nd place was Keith (who wasn't there that night) with no 3.
18 December 2017. Over the weekend 2-3 December we held our first Christmas Exhibition, which turned out to be very successful. Full details and photos are on the Exhibitions page.
22 November 2017. On 16 November 2017 Catherine Strong took us on a paint-along to paint a semi-abstract acrylic seascape. More details on the 'Demonstrations' page.
17 October 2017. On Saturday 30 September some of our members, along with friends and family and visitors from other local groups, went on a coach trip to Oxford. We had a thoroughly enjoyable day, visiting such places as the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, Pitt Rivers Museum and Oxford University Museum of Natural History. Some members also took the opportunity to sketch amongst the wealth of magnificent architecture available in the city. We were especially pleased to be joined by our friend Mary Tuck (see if you can spot her in the photos). Many thanks to Stephen for his time and effort in organising the outing.
16 October 2017. On 12 October 2017 artist and cartoonist Ian Gyllenspetz entertained us with an evening of cartoon fun. See 'Demonstrations' page.
16 October 2017. On 7 September acclaimed artist Soraya French was this year's open-event demonstrator. See 'Demonstrations' page.
16 October 2017. The Summer exhibition held over the holiday weekend 26-28 August proved very popular again with over 180 paintings hung. See 'Exhibitions' page for more details.
06 October 2017 - STOP PRESS - Catherine's second article for the Artist magazine is out in the November 2017 issue entitled 'Seascapes on a Textured Ground'
20 July 2017
. On 29 June visiting artist Jonathan Newey gave us an informative and enjoyable paint-along demonstration using pen and wash. Full details on the Demonstrations
12 June 2017
. A very successful Spring exhibition over the weekend 3-4 June with around 170 paintings hung, for more details see the Exhibitions page
30 May 2017. The June Newsletter is up.
28 May 2017. Our Chairman Paul Fisher gave us a very informative talk and demonstration last Thursday on how best to use tone to give a painting impact. More details on the Demonstrations page.
22nd May.Updates to the Programme Page and dates for Plein-Air events.
List of Site Updates
30/05/18 - Seend Cleeve details (Sat 7 Jul) added to Plein Air page
24/05/18 - Paul Fisher demo added to demonstrations page, Castle Combe details added to Plein Air page, Spring Exhibition added to exhibitions page.
08/05/18 - Updates to our Becoming a Member page.
06/05/18 - Our audit and compliance with GDPR and also rules for members exhibiting at our Village Hall Exhibitions is now on our Members Handbook page.
24/04/18 - Ronald Swanwick demo added to demonstrations page.
19/04/18 - Plein Air programme for 2018 added.
4/04/18 - Frank Collict booked for a paint-along demo on the 12th July.
4/04/18 - John Harris demo added to Demonstrations page.
3/04/18 - ArtCafe added to Exhibitions, plus 2018 exhibitions programme.