ASOC is a community of approximately 300 members who have been meeting to share their ideas, enthusiasm and inspiration since 1927 – that is an awful lot of knowledge and experience to share.

For members we meet on the last Sunday of the month, organise member exhibitions, and have quite a few workgroups that meet weekly throughout the year. We have a bi-monthly newsletter and email updates to let you know what is happening in the district. You also get a 10% discount at Eckersley’s stores. Non-members are welcome to attend these events as a guest.

We also organise a Summer Art Experience (a week of art under expert tuition), and organise tutored workshops that are open to both members and non-members.

So come along as a guest, or join us – we are a friendly society, always ready to welcome new members. ASOC offers local and distant membership – for those too far away to attend regular meetings and events but want to join in our exhibitions, workshops and other annual events.