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Monthly meetings

Unless otherwise stated all regular monthly meetings of Bearsden Art Club are held at Kilmardinny House Bearsden. We hold our regular meetings on the first Tuesday of the month and those meetings are part of our membership benefits. Members can bring one guest if they wish for whom an admission charge of £3.00 is made. Meetings commence at 7.30pm sharp except that in March the Annual General Meeting is held beforehand at 7.00pm, with the monthly meeting commencing at 7.30pm.The demonstration or lecture will be over by 8.45/8.50pm and tea/coffee are then laid on to allow members to enjoy the company before doors close at 9.30pm.

2018-2019 Syllabus

We have put together a fantastic selection of talented artists to demonstrate. As usual all our monthly meetings will be at 7.30pm at Kilmardinny House. Members please note that the meeting in March 2019 will be the AGM of the club, starting at 7.00pm. 

October 2nd : At 7.30pm Bryan Evans will demonstrate "Dark to Light"; the use and abuse of watercolour. Visit

November 6th : At 7.30pm Peter Nardini will demonstrate "Into the Light" using acrylics. Visit

December 4th : At 7.30pm Neil Macdonald will demonstrate "Building Facade"; oil painting over ink underdrawing. Visit

January 8th : At 7.30pm Lynn Howarth will demonstrate "Portrait Study" using pastels. Visit

February 5th : At 7.30pm Billy Dobbie will demonstrate "Morning to Night"; oil painting using a limited palette. Visit

March 5th : After the AGM at 7.00pm Carol Dewart will demonstrate "Landscape Drawing Working from sketchbook; mixed media. Visit


Check our website for further details nearer the time of these meetings. 


One-Day Exhibition and Sale

17th November 2018

Members exhibited at the usual location of the Burgh Hall, now after its refurbishment known as Bearsden Hall, which provides a modern space for display of (usually) hundreds of framed and unframed works for sale. This year's sale was well supported by the public and 59 works were sold. The club would like to thank all who visited and every club member who submitted work for sale. 

Annual Exhibition

April 13th - May 23rd 2019

Daily except Sunday and Monday

As usual the club will have the use of the Lillie Art Gallery, Milngavie for our annual exhibition which allows members to display their work to the public  Most exhibits are for sale, in the setting of a well established gallery which houses part of the permanent collection of East Dunbartonshire Council.  Our exhibition will  appeal to most with an interest in art, including ceramics, textiles, sculpture and multi-media.  Club prizewinners display their work alongside other work by members who are exhibiting for the first time, but this is a quality exhibition which attracts attention from near and far. Oils, watercolour, pastels, acrylic, and mixed media all feature.

The club exhibition is partnered by other exhibitions curated by the Lillie Gallery. See for further details. 

Members wishing to enter the competition, the Gregor Ian Smith Award, should note the topic is "Country Life".  


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