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  • Free Lecture

    The Arts Society is offering a free lecture in Tisbury on Friday 13 October. For details see flyer

  • RBA Scholar

    Many thanks to Dorset County DFAS for their sponsorship.

  • ArtsFest 2018 - Date for your diary

    As part of NADFAS golden anniversary celebrations we are organising a Wessex Area ArtsFest on Wednesday 25th April, 2018 at the Corn Exchange in Devizes. See the poster »

    Prior to this we would be delighted if societies could hold their own exhibitions featuring artwork of their members and selecting two items to go forward to the Devizes ArtsFest exhibition.

    Do think about organising one of your visits for 2018 to attend this day. As well as attending the exhibition we plan to hold a lecture by a high profile speaker. This will happen in the morning leaving the afternoon free to visit one of the many attractions nearby. Devizes itself is a pretty market town with many nice cafés and restaurants.

    We shall be sending out more details of this day in due course. In the meantime, if there is anything you wish to discuss, please or ring her on 01747 852647

  • NADFAS Wessex in schools 2018

    Bringing NADFAS to Sixth Form students across our Area.

    See details »

  • Wessex schools enter for the RBA Exhibition. The RBA Exhibition took place in The Mall Galleries in London from 17 March to 2 April. The Exhibition is covered in more detail on the NADFAS National Site. The pictures shown here are the Wessex schools entrants.

    'Christopher' by Laura Hounsell from Thomas Hardye School Dorchester was the winning entrant from Wessex and was selected for display at the Exhibition.

  • ArtsFest 2016. The Wessex ArtsFest took place on Tuesday 12 April 2016 in The Exchange, Sturminster Newton Dorset, organised by our team: Liz Pocock, Julie Price, Julia Tibbs and Maggie Watts.

    This was the third Wessex Artsfest, and included a free lecture from Antiques Roadshow expert Clive Stewart-Lockhart, an accredited NADFAS lecturer.

    We were pleased that the new National Chairman June Robinson could be with us on the day.

    Below are some pictures taken at the event:

  • Marsh Awards 2015: Many congratulations to Janet O'Callaghan for achieving an award for her services to Young Arts. Janet received her award at the AGM in London on 20 May. She is a member of Wylye Valley DFAS.

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