The Arts Society have broadend the remit of YOUNG ARTS  to include all ages and circumstances.

"Going forward this activity will be renamed ARTS VOLUNTEERING to better reflect the broadened area of public benefit. Many of the projects within Arts Volunteering provide access to the arts where communities would otherwise have little or no access to the arts due to financial deprivation or other circumstances".

Recent Projects:

2020 - Eve Leckey’s submission from Bay House School,  a triptych consisting of three pieces entitled Morphed Identity, to the RBA have been successful and will be exhibited at the Mall Gallery and also ROSL gallery this summer with support from pour society and funding for framing.

The Art department at Bay House School and Sixth Form  had an Art Show of students work at Fort Brockhurst in Dec3ember 2019 which was sponsored by our society.

Spring 2019 - We have again funded pupils from Baycroft special school to visit

Bursledon Brickworks where they made tiles. These were then fired in the kiln and taken to the school for them to glaze, then refired and given to them.

This autumn 2018 we have given financial support to Ranvilles Infant School who, for the commemoration of the end of WW1, wanted to work with the artist Steve Porter to make a 3D model of a WW1 tank. All the children had an opportunity to contribute to the model. The finished model formed the centrepiece for their very impressive display in the school entrance.

We have continued our support for Bay House School who together with Brune Park School received funding in Summer 2018 to mount an Art Show to display the work of pupils in Years 11-13 to include art, ceramics and design projects. This was a very exciting new venture, which received a lot of support from parents, pupils and the local community; the school were delighted with the level of interest shown.

In the Autumn term of 2017 we completed another project with pupils of Baycroft School. Year nine pupils had been studying aboriginal art and were keen to make some coolamon which are vessels which were traditionally made our of the bark of trees and used to carry almost everything from babies to food .

We arranged for them to visit the Bursledon Brickworks Museum where they had a short tour of the buildings and then made clay into coolamon shapes by rolling it out and shaping it in plastic guttering. Then they practiced the patterns and designs using coloured slips on clay tiles. Finally they decorated their coolamon and left them to be fired - in the kiln which had been purchased for the brickworks with Arts Society funds.

When the coolamon were delivered to the school we were delighted to be presented with a 'thank you' poster which these special needs pupils had made.

In spring 2017 we funded Titchfield primary School to work with an artist to provide murals for the entrance to the school. All pupils in Years 5-6 contributed.

From the Titchfield Primary School website :

"Artist in residence!

This week Year 5 and 6 children worked with an artist to create three murals for the walls at the front of the school. The children contributed to th e designs and they celebrate Titchfield Primary School. I am sure you will agree they make the entrance to our school very welcoming for visitors.

Titchfield branch of NADFAS (National Association of Decorative Fine Arts Societies) funded this project and a member of the society came in to see the project in action. We are very grateful for their kind support. We hope that we will be able to work with the society to fund further art opportunities for our children in the future."


Baycroft School

We have worked with Baycroft School in Stubbington to make a decorative feature in clay for their new Reception Area. The year 10 students at this special school have designed and made two sets of tiles incorporating the theme of 'Textures in Nature' using the facilities at the Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum. Some of these contributed to their GCSE Art Portfolios and the others are now displayed on the wall of thier new reception area.

Royal British Art Scholar  -  Grace Tarr   

Bay House School

We  sponsored Grace when her painting was chosen last year to be displayed at the RBA Rising Stars exhibition at Lloyds Register from 12 February -10 March 2016 as part of the ‘RBA Rising Stars’ exhibition. and then at The Mall Galleries from 17 March - 2 April 2016  alongside those of professional artists at the RBA's Annual Exhibition, which features the best contemporary representational painting, sculpture, printmaking and drawing, sourced from member artists and through open submission.

Michael Portillo opened the exhibition at a preview event for the students, their families and invited guests.

Bay House School also enjoyed a paper sculpture workshop in June 2015. This was given by Elod Beregszaszi, a paper engineer who uses techniques based on Origami Architecture and makes popup cards. He explained the techniques and demonstrated the methods then using modules the students made their own models. Over 90 year ten students participated over 2 days.