Activities and Events

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Arrow  Events section last updated in October 2015.

About our events and activities:

There are events and activities throughout the year, nearly every month, open to members and their guests. The Medical Art Society has limited funds and so most events are arranged by ourselves and are self-supported financially as far as possible. The Annual Exhibition is the most important event of the year and is funded by the Society, augmented through hanging fees.

Events and activities include:

Events and activities in 2018:

  • Exhibition 2018

    The annual exhibition will be held in the atrium of the Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole Street, London, W1G 0AE from Monday 23rd July 2018 to Saturday 28th July 2018.

    Open to the public: Mon-Fri 10am to 5pm, Sat 10am to 1pm

    Many works for sale at affordable prices.
  • Life Drawing Sessions 2018

    These have been booked at the London Sketch Club, 7 Dilke Street (off Tite Street), Chelsea, London SW3 4JE on the following days from 10am to 5pm:

    Sun Jan 28

    Sun Feb 25

    Sun March 25

    We love this venue. It is worth travelling into London to go to it. It is a purpose build Victorian art centre with a huge first floor studio equipped with easels and seats, as you can see. There is a kitchen and the Army Museum nearby has a café. Street parking in Chelsea is free on Sundays. The nearest tube station is Sloane Square and there are buses. Johnny Wakeham ( has the details and please contact him to let him know if you intend to come.

    The cost is £30 per session with model, but this may have to be raised to £35 in order to meet the cost of hire. We need at least 10 people to break even, so if there is not enough support for these sessions they will have to be given up. This would be a great shame

    Absolute beginners (and friends) are absolutely welcome! You will find that more experienced members are more than happy to give support and advice.
  • Annual General Meeting 2018

    This will be held on Monday May 14 at Lettsom House (Medical Society of London) 11 Chandos Street, London W1G 9DP as last year. This is a delightful history venue but, be warned, because it is a listed period building there is no lift to the reception room and lecture theatre, which are up one gentle flight of stairs. We begin with a light buffet lunch at 12:30, followed by the AGM and then at 2pm a talk by Frank Wells. Mr Wells is a cardiac surgeon at Papworth Hospital who has a keen interest in the interface between art and surgery. He is highly recommended as a speaker.
  • Annual Exhibition 2018

    This will once again be held in the atrium of the Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole Street, London W1G 0AA and run from Monday July 23 to Saturday July 28 (handing-in Sunday July 22). The committee discussed with the RSM having a longer exhbition period, but decided against it
  • Website

    The MAS owes a great debt of gratitude to Phil Coalter, our retired webmaster, who not only managed the site for many year, but has been helping us with the transition to our new IT officer.
  • Pincet en Penseel

    Pim Stallman, who many of you met at our 2017 exhibition, kindly informs us that this year's P&P annual exhibition will be held in Deventer Hospital, East Netherlands and will run from April 14 to October 12. They are putting a height limit on 2D work of 100cm, for the sake of some uniformity. There are only 15 places for 3D work. The theme will be "Humanity, togetherness, compassion" in keeping with the mission statement of the hospital. At the moment there are no formal application forms but artists are welcome to express an interest. Application deadline will be March 1 and handing-in will be on April 13.
  • The Future of MAS Administration

    I shall be standing down as Honorary Secretary at this year's AGM. Fortunately it seems that Hampstead School of Art under Principal Isabel Langtry are willingn to undertake administration in future. This has to be good for the Society because they have excellent contacts and can improve our recruitement and marketing. The Annual Exhibition will continue to be run by a team of member volunteers. The committee have agreed to this development and there will be more details to follow.
    Of course it will be an important item at the AGM

    I am so grateful for all the support I have received since 2010 from Presidents Neil, Sally and Alan, officers, committee and MAS members. Johnny Wakeham, our indespensable treasurer, has been a constant reassuring presence all this time. Thank you all.

  • Events and activities in 2015/16:

    Clay Modelling Course 2013

    These events were open to Medical Art Society members and their guests. For further information and contact details for all these events please read your copy of the Society's latest newsletter.

    Please contact the organiser(s) of an event directly if you wish to take part. This avoids any delay and ensures that you don't miss out.

    Members' News & Exhibitions

    If you have an upcoming exhibition of your work and would like to promote it here then please contact Jeanette Cayley with full details.

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