Founded in 1906 the (then Post Office) Art Club provides an outlet for the creative energies of its (currently 130+) members – primarily employees and retirees of what is now the Post Office, Royal Mail and BT.
Excluding the two World Wars, The Club has exhibited consistently each year in the City of London, but this year is its very first time south of the river - at the Menier Gallery. It is proud to be presenting an eclectic mix of over 200 paintings, drawings, mixed media and 3D, created by over 50 of its current members from around the UK, and overseas.
The Club has had illustrious patronage over the years, having previously been opened by the late Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, Dame Vera Lynn, the late Sam Wanamaker, David Shepherd the wildlife artist, and the author Bill Bryson.
This year The Club welcomes Mrs Nanette Forbes (the well-known actress Nanette Newman) as its opener, and is pleased to be supporting The Teenage Cancer Trust throughout its run.
The Club aims to exhibit all submitted works - so expect a dense, vibrant 'hang' akin to that of the RA Summer Show. The majority of the artworks will be for sale.
Related website: www.pobt-art.co.uk