The Broughty Ferry Art Society was formed over 40 years ago to assist the local talent with artistic creative ideas to get together, and progress through art classes, painting demonstrations and an annual exhibition. It has always attracted both amateurs and professional artists and today has a membership of over a hundred.
Although the “Visual Arts” predominate the society is interested in those members in other creative industries and the society also encourages artistic endeavors from a young age by embracing children from both primary and secondary local schools who can now participate in our annual exhibitions.
On Monday 27th November 1978 an informal meeting was held by the Art Society Steering Group of the Rotary Club of Abertay at Goodfellow and Stevens Tearoom in Broughty Ferry, in Dundee, Potential society members were encouraged with support from the Rotary Club, Dundee Museums and Art galleries and the Trustees of the Orchar gallery.
It was agreed that an interim committee be set up to form an art society with Joseph McIntyre elected Chairman and funding of £20 presented by the president of the Rotary Club. The first meeting of the new Art Society was held on the 12th February 1979 with new members welcomed by the Chairman. The new constitution was then discussed. At the inaugural meeting sixty six members joined the society, but a year later membership was over one hundred. The first exhibition of members work was held in Dundee in the Dudhope Arts Centre in April 1979, with fees of £1 per member to cover costs.
Demonstrations of painting and art lectures are held at the Royal Tay Yacht Club, 34 Dundee Road, Broughty Ferry, Dundee on the first Tuesday of every month, and art classes are held weekly in the New Scouts Halls in David Street in Broughty Ferry, Dundee.
The Location of this venue can be seen on this link to the Royal Tay Yacht Club
The 40th Summer Annual Exhibition of the Broughty Ferry Art Society will be held in the Scout Halls in Broughty Ferry, Dundee during the summer months from 27th June daily till 7th July 2019.
The Location of this venue can be seen on this link to the Scout Halls
Annual membership subscription is £20. New members are very welcome and can join by contacting the membership secretary Bob Piggot by email at Robertpiggot@yahoo.co.uk
Members are welcome to see more information and add posts to our Facebook page.
Members can receive discounts on framing and art materials from the following.
Eduardo Alessandro Studios, 30 Gray Street, Broughty Ferry, Dundee
20% Discount on framing only.
Grange Meadows Framing, 3 Whithorn Place, Monifieth.
Letham Craft Shop, 11 Auldbar Road, Letham, Angus.
Trinity Arts, 59 Perth Road, Dundee.
Elvie Framing, Unit 2, Block 20, Kilspindie Road
Dunsinane Industrial Estate, Dundee DD2 3QH