Bexhill Artist’s Workspace is a group of artists, designers and craftspeople from Bexhill on Sea and the surrounding area.
We endeavour to provide opportunities for members to work together in friendly and mutually supportive settings, where they can share their skills and knowledge and encourage each other in further development.
We run winter workshops, regular portrait and life drawing groups, summer events including outdoor painting, open studios at Bexhill Museum, social events and regular exhibitions.
Bexhill Artists’ Workspace was formed in 1998 by two people – Margaret Carpenter and her friend and fellow painter Peter Lee – and to date the group comprises over 50 members.
The Club’s AGM
All of our members and prospective members are invited to the club’s AGM at:
St. Stephen’s Church, Large Hall,
1 Newlands Avenue, Bexhill-on-Sea, TN39 4HA.
2.20pm for signing-in and refreshments, 3 pm start
Art and Craft Fair
on the Seafront at Bexhill Sailing Club, Friday 7th July, 2023.
There were over a dozen tables with locally-produced art and craft works, all for sale. Items for sale included paintings, cards, woodcrafts, jewellery, knitted and fabric goods, jewellery.
Pictures and more information to follow.
Spring Bank Holiday Exhibition
Our Spring Exhibition was held over the Bank Holiday Weekend, Saturday 27th May through ’till Monday 29th May, in the Studio of the De La Warr Pavilion. Pictures and more information to follow.
Summer 2022 Exhibition
The key event in our calendar, our exhibition at the Studio of the De La Warr Pavilion, ran from Saturday 27th to Monday 29th August 2022, 10.00 a.m until 5.00 p.m. each day.
The event was primarily an exhibition of items which could be displayed by hanging on a wall or screen, and additionally there was a modest amount of table space for the display of a small selection of quality craft work.
The Exhibition was opened by Bexhill’s Mayor, Cllr. Paul Plim, accompanied by the deputy Mayor, Cllr. Claire Baldry. There will be a fuller report shortly.
The Bexhill Artists Workspace Spring 2022 Exhibition is online and still available to view and browse on this web site. Many pictures and craftworks to view and for sale, all produced by local artists and craftspeople. Please follow this link or visit the ‘Exhibition’ page via the navigation bar at the top of this page.
Art and Craft Exhibition, Friday 29th April.
The one-day Art and Crafts tabletop exhibition and sale in the spacious clubroom of the Sailing Club, De La Warr Parade, TN40 1LA, by kind permission of Bexhill Sailing Club, was very successful. We had a pleasant day which no doubt added to the volume of passers-by on the seafront, many of whom came in to enjoy the exhibition. There were fifteen tables covering a range of art- and craft-works.
More photographs of the exhibition and the exhibits will be available soon on this web site.
Abstract Landscapes in Acrylics Workshop – December ’21 / January ’22
A two-part workshop covering Abstract Landscapes using Acrylics was held in December 2021. Due to bad weather the second part of the workshop was postponed until January 2022.
The workshop was well attended and some of the work created can be seen by following the link below.
Autumn Craft Show
The club’s Autumn Craft Show was held on Saturday 6th November in the Studio of the De La Warr Pavilion.
The event was very well supported, with around 180 visitors, and we understand that all of the exhibitors made sales.
Some pictures of the work on show can be seen here:
Art in the Museum – Monday 18th October
Allowing for some unavoidable absences eight BAW members attended the museum on a closure day and had the run of the galleries, with everything from a crocodile skull to the DLWP architects’ model, and a magpie to the 1902 Steam car ‘Easter Egg’, committed to paper. The museum was kind enough to allow this for just £1 a head. Lucky it wasn’t the following day which was very busy with visitors due to a TV programme highlighting the fantastic model railway inspired by Eddie Izzard. Hopefully some of the resultant artwork will appear in the online gallery. Steve Hall.
Bexhill Art Trail
The Bexhill Art Trail organised by the ‘Made in Bexhill’ group took place over the weekend of 11th and 12th September.
Some pictures of exhibits from BAW members can be seen here:
The July 2021 Exhibition, from Friday 9th till Sunday 11th July, was a great success, with over 500 visitors over the three-day period. Many favourable comments regarding the standard of work on show were received.
Many thanks to the organisers from BAW, the staff of the De La Warr Pavilion, the contributing artists and everyone who visited.
Click on this link for a full report, with some pictures.
Spring 2021 Online Exhibition
The online Spring Exhibition and Sale is now officially over, however it can still be viewed by following the link here .
Exhibits include paintings, photographic artworks, cartoons, and crafts including greetings cards, ceramics, knitted goods and cuddly toys. Some items may still be available – please enquire using our contact form.
We have reopened our ‘Lockdown’ page so that members who have produced work during the lockdown can post it online. All work from 2020 is still on the page and can be viewed by scrolling down.
Data Protection and Privacy Statement.
In order to function as a club, BAW needs to collect, store and handle members’ personal information, consisting of members’ names, addresses and other contact details (usually ‘phone and email). This data is used to enable BAW to provide members with information about the club’s activities, and to conduct the administration and financial affairs of the club.
The club collects only such information which is relevant to the above purposes, holds it securely, uses it only for the purposes for which it is collected, and holds the information only for such time as it is needed, after which time it is securely deleted.
The club does not pass members’ personal information to third parties, unless in certain circumstances permission is specifically given by the member(s) concerned to do so, or unless the club is required to do so by a legal instruction.
BAW Web Site – Privacy Notice
This web site, bawuk.org , is intended to enable members, potential members and visitors to Bexhill Artists Workspace (BAW) to view pictures of recent events, the club’s calendar of events, and photos of members’ art work. BAW does not collect or process any personal information from this web site, except that, if anyone gets in touch via the ‘Contact‘ form, their email address is visible to the web site administrator and any relevant officers of the association that the email is forwarded to.
The web site does not give any members’ email addresses, but it does give contact names and telephone numbers for people who are organising specific events, when these contacts are also given in the printed newsletter. It also shows photographs of events and artworks, and sometimes these contain recognisable images of club members and members of the public.
If any person wishes for any contact information, or for any photo showing themselves or their work, to be deleted, then please get in touch with the website administrator using the ‘contact’ form on the web site, and the offending image or information will be deleted.