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Welcome to the Southampton Art Society Website

The Southampton Art Society was founded in 1885 'to further the interests of artists in the Southampton area and to provide opportunities for them to exhibit their work'. No longer confined to artists, it is now open to anyone with an interest in art.

We meet at Room 245 on the first floor, Richard Taunton College, Hill Lane, Southampton SO15 5RL, on the third Monday of each month from 7.30 pm. We also have a programme of outdoor painting meetings, workshops and exhibitions. Use the above menus above to find out more about us, see the programmes and catch up on our news.

Reciprocal Membership Scheme : The society is registered as a member of the scheme which entitles members to attend meetings, events and workshops ( subject to available places ) of other participating groups. To access information on member groups contact


Membership is open to anyone interested in art. The membership fee (from March 2015) is paid for March to February and is 25. Joint membership is 40.  Visitors at the monthly meeting pay 3/ meeting and it is suggested that those interested in becoming members come to a few meetings as visitors before applying for membership.

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Best in Show

M P Davey waves and pebbles SAS 2016
We hold an Annual Exhibition in the autumn in Southampton, and the artist of the picture voted by visitors the ‘Best in Show’ receives a prize. In 2016 the best in show was ‘ Wave and Colourful Pebbles’ by Martin Davey.

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