Welcome to The Hilliard Society of Miniature Art

​​The Hilliard Society is one of the foremost miniature art societies in the UK, bringing together miniature art collectors and artists from around the world, and dedicated to encouraging greater appreciation of this specialised art form.

On our website miniature artists can find information on
materials, suppliers, exhibitions, books and how to Join the Society. Collectors can view artwork in the members gallery, peruse the full exhibition online or commission a special miniature painting or sculpture. 


Every summer we hold one of the largest International Exhibitions of Miniature Art in the UK in Wells, the smallest city in England. The next Hilliard Society Exhibition  runs from June 3rd to 10th 2017 at the Town Hall, Wells, Somerset (closed on Sunday 4th June). 

The 2017 Exhibition will be available to view online from June 3rd and this year we will have a dedicated phone line for purchases during the Exhibition (number available from June 3rd). Once the Exhibition in Wells is over, you are most welcome to contact the Office for purchase enquiries from June 13th onwards throughout the year.

Check back on June 3rd to see the 2017 Exhibition online!


Bookings are now being taken for our popular Workshop - a rare opportunity to receive expert tuition from five award winning miniature artists on the first day of our Exhibition on Saturday 3rd June 2017. Suitable for both beginners and experienced artists. 

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​​​The most frequent comment from first time viewers of the miniature masterpieces is:​

​ Amazing, unbelievable detail, beautiful work! Never knew that such marvellous paintings existed! ​​ 


June 3rd - 10th
Wells, Somerset
(Closed Sun 4th)

New this year a dedicated phone line for purchases during the Exhibition. 

Booking now open for our popular Workshop! Numbers are limited so please get in touch soon to be sure of your place.

Held on the first day of the Annual Exhibition on Saturday 3rd June 2017, it is a rare opportunity to receive tuition from  five award- winning artists from the world of Miniature Art. Places are limited and booking essential - we look forward to seeing you in 2017!

This year, Jenny Brooks HS RMS has organised a new project to coincide with the Annual Exhibition to encourage children and young people to have a go at a miniature painting. 

See the award winning miniatures from the 2016 Exhibition.