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

We have two exhibitions each year, including one in the Dock Museum

If you can see some examples of our members art work HERE

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

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 HERE if you would like to come and join us, you will be made most welcome.

Memorial Hall as seen from the road

All meetings are held in the Memorial Hall, Hawcoat,

19, Dalton Lane, Barrow-in-Furness

LA14 4HT

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

Full membership (including exhibiting members)   £15

Social Members (non-exhibiting members)   £10

Students (in full-time education)     Free

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.

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Close up of Paul's painting
Geoff gets his portrait painted
Lee Payne's painting demonstration