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 October
Please see the ‘Calendar’ page for further details
Art in the Museum – Monday 18th October 2.00pm – 4.00.
By special arrangement we have an afternoon to draw and paint at Bexhill Museum on Monday 18th October from 2.00 – 4.00. The cost will be just £1.00 (rather than the usual £3.00 entry), first come first served.
We are limited to 12 artists, and there are still a few places left. Places should be reserved with Steve Hall (via the ‘contact‘ form on the website) and paid on the day. The museum website is bexhillmuseum.org.uk where you can get an idea of what is exhibited.
The museum is closed to the public on Mondays so there will just be us and a few staff. If you don’t know the museum it is quite exceptional. There is the traditional Sargent gallery with a wide range of weird and wonderful exhibits, the renowned costume gallery and the transport gallery with numerous vehicles. The fourth wartime gallery with the large model railway will not be available. You can take photographs in the museum but no flash is permitted for the costumes
Please note that parking on the museum side of Egerton Road is free but popular. On the opposite side it is residents only. Parking on the seafront costs a maximum of £2.00.
Portrait/figure drawing group
Continues Mondays 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th October, 9.30 am -12 at St. Peter’s Community Centre (big hall) Bexhill Old Town.
at St. Stephen’s Church Hall (big hall) in Woodsgate Park Bexhill 2.15. – 4.15
Tuesday 5th October – more line work with Steve.
Tuesday 19th October – Maggie: working with pastels.
Life Drawing Group
Continues Thursdays 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th October, 7pm ‘till 9pm at St Peter’s Community Centre, in the Small Hall.
Open Studio working at Bexhill Museum
Sunday 10th October. at 10.30 a.m.
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.
The next event of this nature will be an ‘Arts and Crafts’ fair on 6th November, again in the Studio of the DLWP.
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.