About Us

The Halifax Art Society ( HAS ) was formed in 1875 and is still going strong, with a current membership of around 40. 

We are a friendly, social group of artists who meet weekly in Halifax, West Yorkshire.  We pride ourselves in having a varied syllabus of workshops, demonstrations and working evenings, in which we practice our artist abilities, taking inspiration from some of the very talented professional demonstrators that visit us once a month.  As well as the professional demonstrators, our own members take the lead on some of the workshops, thus providing us with new and innovative ideas, from which we gain and grow as a group. These workshops have become more and more popular over the last couple of years.

Along with our regular meetings we put on several exhibitions a year, giving all our members the opportunity of showing and selling their work.  We regularly exhibit and sell works at the Macmillan Unit at the Calderdale Royal Hospital, Halifax Playhouse and the Hebden Bridge Visitor Centre.

In recent years we have made contributions to the Macmillan Unit, and Overgate Hospice, raising money from the sale of hand painted cards, original art works and local painted scenes for the Overgate Annual Calendar.  

New members would be very welcome to come along and give us a try before joining. 

From 6th January 2017 we will be moving to All Saints Parish Church Hall, Godfrey Road, Skircoat Green, Halifax.  Our meeting time is also changing to Friday mornings 10:30am to 1:00pm.

For any further information please contact the secretary Janet Gledhill on 01422 360726.

Please visit the links on the left to find out more.

Recent announcements

  • Former member exhibits in Cambridge Our former member Dashamir Vaqarri took part in the THEOREM exhibition and symposium at Cambridge's Ruskin Gallery in July.  The exhibition of doctoral research in the Visual Arts featured ...
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  • Landscape in mixed media The Halifax Art Society had a most entertaining Friday morning with their demonstrator David Newbould. David, a talented Yorkshire artist imbued with a blunt Yorkshire wit, made the meeting seem ...
    Posted 23 Jul 2017, 10:01 by web admin
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