The Society was founded in 1953 and currently has about 60 members.

Our Exhibition this year will be at Home Images Barrow

See Programme for details

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This year we are exhibiting at Home Images Barrow

We normally have an annual exhibition in the Dock Museum Barrow but unfortunately it cannot take place this year due to renovation work.

If you would like to see some examples of our members art work please look in the Gallery

Barrow art society exhibition in the Dock Museum Barrow in Furness
Barrow art society exhibition in the Dock Museum Barrow in Furness

You can find out more about our events and current lectures and exhibitions on our Facebook page below

Join Us

We welcome everyone interested in art, whether that be those who like to watch, learn new drawing and painting skills or wish to exhibit paintings they have created themselves.

You can see this year’s Programme of events if you would like to come and join us, you will be made most welcome.

All meetings are held in the Memorial Hall, Hawcoat, 19 Dalton Lane

Memorial Hall as seen from the road


Full membership £15

Students (in full-time education) Free

Notice we have decided to just have one tier of membership and the fees have returned to £15

If paying membership subs, please make cheques payable to Barrow Society of Artists and send to the Treasurer:- Judith Caunt, 2 Beech Bank, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 7EZ

Talks, Classes and Demonstrations

We hold our programme of talks and demonstrations at the Memorial Hall in Hawcoat, and run regular life drawing sessions throughout the year for those artists who would like to improve their drawing and observational skills.

See Programme for more information

Here are some of our demonstrators showing their finished work.

Barbara Trescatheric demonstration
Lee Payne’s painting demonstration
Peter Threlfall “Splashing on” the acrylic paint
Paul Talbot Greaves’ Painting
Close up of Paul’s painting
Graham Twyford demonstrating acrylics
A close up of Graham’s painting