The North Weald Art Group is a society of amateur and professional artists, based in Reigate, Surrey. The aim of the Society is to foster the art of painting and drawing, by bringing together local artists working in a variety of media – watercolour, oils, acrylics, mixed media, collage, pastel – to learn from and inspire each other. The society is over 50 years old and has up to 100 members, mostly living in Reigate and the surrounding area.
President: John Yardley RI
The society holds a major exhibition each year, in the autumn, and around 120 paintings are on display. We meet locally on the last Monday of the month at 7.45pm when we have demonstrations by professional artists. We also hold occasional workshops and life-drawing sessions, and during the summer we meet at outdoor locations to paint or draw, occasionally with a costumed model.
The Annual David Wright Memorial Day sees us meet to paint or draw in locations further afield.
COVID-19 update – all meetings, life drawing and outdoor painting events are cancelled until further notice. Demonstrations are still taking place, and held via Zoom. See the ‘calendar’ page for the full programme.
Our Autumn exhibition has been moved online.
Following the recent Government advice about staying safe during the COVID-19 outbreak, we have decided to cancel all North Weald Art Group activities until further notice. This includes demonstrations, life drawing evenings and outdoor painting days. We realise this is disappointing, but the safety of our members is paramount. In addition we don’t want to risk bringing the virus to the Woodhatch Centre which is used by some of the most vulnerable members of the community.
While we are temporarily in ‘lockdown’ we hope to use the NWAG Facebook page as a means of communication, sharing our artwork and news. You can find the page on Facebook by typing @northwealdartgroup into the search box. If you don’t already follow us there, may I recommend it? At this time it’s vital for us to stay in touch as much as possible. If you don’t want to use Facebook, you can always read our posts on the ‘News Feed’ page of our web site.
Thanks for your understanding.