Welcome to the official website of Tonbridge Art Group!
New members are always made very welcome.
Have a look at “Programme” page for the latest information about activities including the forward and past programmes . You can also find us on facebook where we also post details of the evenings if you “Like” the page you will receive updates as they are posted.
The Tonbridge Art Group is a Charity founded in the late 1960s by a small group of art students at the Tonbridge Adult Education Centre encouraged by their tutor. The stated objective of the group is to advance the education of the public in art particularly painting and drawing and allied crafts.
Most of the circa 60 members are active artists using an array of different mediums and with a wide range of styles and abilities. Beginners are very welcome and are encouraged to visit and join.
Visitors are welcome to come to our talks and demonstrations for £5.00 per visit with the first visit being free of charge (just let one of the members know you are a new visitor). There are a number of events that are for members only and these are clearly noted on the programme.
Membership is open to anyone over the age of 14 years with an interest in art.
The annual fee is £40 for the full year which covers until our AGM in May each year with a reduction for junior members (under 18 years old). Members joining part way through the year pay a reduced fee please contact Barbara Myatt for the current fee at Membership@tonbridgeartgroup.com
Renewal of the membership fee is due at the Annual General Meeting in May each year . Please contact Barbara Myatt for any details on membership at Membership@tonbridgeartgroup.com
Exhibition and sales of members’ work are held annually in the Autumn in the Council Chamber, Tonbridge Castle. The exhibitions are free to enter and always have a huge variety of pictures in different styles and different mediums along with craft items and cards all created by our members . For more information on our exhibition dates please visit the programme page or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are also trips and outings organised which are also run in conjunction with other local organisations. The last two were a trip to Liverpool in 2019 and a trip to the Staffordshire Potteries in 2022.
The Art Group also gets involved in community projects such as the Arts Festival, Heritage Days and supports other local community initiatives such as the monthly visits to the day care centre at Tonbridge Baptist Church and runs a Monday afternoon art club open to all at the scout hut in the Ridgeway. See the separate page for details of the Monday Art Club
Our website has been designed and built by Oliver Cox and we are grateful for his advice and support.
Hon. President: John Woodberry
Hon. Chairman & Programme Secretary: Linda Horne
Hon. Treasurer: Amelia Parsons
Hon. General Secretary: Laura Englefield
Membership Secretary: Barbara Myatt
Exhibition Secretary: Ann Lovejoy
Publicity: Tina Jenner
Registered Charity Number: 292504