Meetings are held weekly throughout the year in the bright and spacious Hallam Community Hall. All Art Group members are also members of the Community Association, which provides support as well as a superb venue.
It is a well established art group, formed in 1973, with 70 active members, who enjoy a wide range of activities, as well as the opportunity to pursue their art with fellow members. There are regular talks and demonstrations, video nights, models, still life sessions, workshops and more. Members enjoy a library of books and videos, gallery visits, holidays and sketching outings.
There is no selection process to join. All are welcome, whatever their artistic ability. An interest in art is the only requirement. Numbers are restricted to 70, and priority is given to people who live locally.
There is no formal tuition, but members are very willing to share their skills if asked. Regular workshops are given for those wishing to develop their painting. A number of members are well established artists who are very willing to share their methods.
Regular exhibitions, currently three a year, offer the opportunity to display and sell work, and paintings are also displayed, for sale, in several local venues.
For any enquiries about joining, or about exhibition dates and venues, please contact the group secretary Jo Gittins (on the contacts page).
This information current April 2015.
Eric Gregory 1922 – 2011
Already a keen artist Eric and his wife Rosie came to live in Lodge Moor around 1974. Soon afterwards he learnt that the newly-built Hallam Community Hall was about to open. Eric saw this as an opportunity for welcoming other local artists to share the pleasures he had enjoyed for so many years. Thus in conjunction with Isabel Blincow Hallam Art Group was formed. From an original 6 members (who responded to a Newsagent’s advertisement) the Group flourished and quickly expanded to 50. Eric remained Chairman for many years and cared passionately about the Group. Not content with just being a figurehead Eric became a source of inspiration and encouragement for all our activities. Sadly in recent years his failing sight and general health curtailed his attendance but not his interest in our progress. His appointment as Honorary President was a measure of how Eric has been revered by our membership. His boundless enthusiasm and ready wit will be greatly missed but always remembered.