Programme of Meetings

Meetings start at 7pm at the Hyndman Centre, Hospital Road, Bury St Edmunds IP33 3JT
PLEASE NOTE: It's best to be there 15 mins earlier than the meeting starts.
We now have a mid-session tea break.

You can now download the current Programme file to print off. See below:-

2019-20 programme for print

2019 Programme

10th JANUARY 2019 * Critique with Sara Muzira
A critique and discussion evening with Sara. bring one of your paintings for critique and discussion

14th FEBRUARY * John Glover
John Glover is a highly accomplished and experienced portrait painter, working in all mediums. His subjects include people from grand official studies to smaller, more intimate family groups or individuals as he captures the character and dignity of age, to the innocence of childhood. John won the SAA Artist of the year award 2018.

14 MARCH * AGM followed by Tania Harrington
An Illustrated Art History
Tania is back by popular request following a previous art history talk. She has an MA in the History of Art from the University of Edinburgh and is also a practicing artist. As a past College Lecturer who disliked the associated bureaucracy and control, she developed her own practice running History of Art courses for the last five years in a variety of venues. See

11th APRIL * William (Bill) Newton
Watercolour landscape
William (Bill) Newton is an Essex born artist, working in most mediums and a wide range of subjects particularly marine paintings. He has had a number of sell out one man shows and is working on gallery, exhibition and privately commissioned paintings. Work have shown in various London locations including the Barbican and the Mall Galleries. He is the author of ‘Painting in Watercolours ‘ and ‘The Complete Guide to Watercolour Painting ‘

9th MAY * Christine Lester
Mixed Media
Although Christine concentrates on animals and people, new styles and materials are always used to keep work fresh, alongside her commissions and local events. She regularly teaches adults which has grown to be a major part of her career and loves inspiring others to love painting & to develop their unique talents. See

13th JUNE *Sue Williams – Professional Artist
Sue Williams has taught watercolour painting for over 30 years privately in Kent,
Sussex and Norfolk and at residential summer schools. She has exhibited in London
at the ROI, the RI, the Society of Women artists and The Botanical Artists
exhibitions and has written for The Artist magazine.
Sue demonstrates using acrylic inks, watercolour or pen and ink. She is very
experienced and explains techniques ideas and answers questions during her
A most popular demonstration is the use of acrylic inks for their brilliant colour
and vivacity and Sue paints and demonstrates a wide variety of subjects.

11th JULY * John Shave
An Oil demonstration
John paints in a modern, impressionist style, capturing atmosphere and mood, such as the pause before dusk or the still calm of morning. He is a member of The Wapping Group of Artists and The East Anglian Marine Artists and regularly exhibits at The Mall Galleries London, the Royal Institute of Oil Painters, The Royal Society of Portrait Painters, The Royal Society of Marine Painters amongst many others.

8th AUGUST * Dr James Taylor
Please note that our August meeting, starting at 7pm with Dr James Taylor about
The Art of the Picture Postcard 1909 - 1939, will be at the Southgate Centre, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 2PJ

12th SEPTEMBER * An Artists’ Workshop for members
Details to follow

10th OCTOBER * John Tookey
John works mainly in watercolour, pastel, oil and sometimes acrylic, with his inspiration coming from the landscape, townscape, interiors and people. He interprets these in an individual, non-photographic way using a variety of media. See

14th NOVEMBER * Hashim Akib
An Acrylic Street Scene
Hash comes to inspire us again! Throughout his career Hashim has won many awards including the 2009 SAA Artist of the Year, having won the Professional title in 2005 and 2007. He worked with Daler-Rowney in the relaunch of the System 3 Acrylic range, demonstrating its versality. See
12th DECEMBER * Members’ Social Evening
Members’ Social evening with wine, nibbles and chat

9th JANUARY 2020 * Critique Evening
Details to be confirmed later in 2019

13th FEBRUARY 2020 * Ailsa Lyn
A watercolour demo, preferred for its immediacy, spontaneity, and for the way that the colours come alive when the light shines through and has recently started using her own hand-painted paper for collage work