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.
Activities in December
Please see the ‘Calendar’ page for further details.
Most activities have closed for the winter break, however the following activities are scheduled for early December.
at St. Stephen’s Church Hall (big hall) in Woodsgate Park Bexhill 2.15. – 4.15
Tuesday 7th December – Louise : creating abstract landscapes in acrylic – part 2. Bring newspapers to protect the tables as well as acrylic painting equipment and papers or boards.
Open Studio working at Bexhill Museum
Sunday 12th December. at 10.30 a.m.
Activities will re-commence in February 2022.
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 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.
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.