annual MINIATURE ART EXHIBITION  

The Annual International Exhibition and Sale of miniature paintings and sculptures is held each year at the Town Hall, Wells, Somerset. The Exhibition is international and welcomes submissions from both members and non-members  (Guidelines can be found here) and we can arrange delivery to buyers worldwide.


2022 EXHIBITION: 
SAT JUNE 11TH - SAT 18TH JUNE 2022 


Visit in person or online from Saturday June 11th 2022


2022 EXHIBITION DATES:

LUNCH -Friday 10th June, 12.45 for 1pm
AWARDS and AGM - Friday 10th June, 3.15pm – 4.30pm
TALK ('Beyond Hilliard') - Friday 10th June, 4.15pm – 5.15pm
PRIVATE VIEW - Friday 10th June, 6pm - 8pm

EXHIBITION OPENS to the Public -
Saturday 11th June, 10am – 5pm (last entry 4pm)

(The Exhibition will NOT be open on Sunday 12th June)

WORKSHOP - Saturday 11th June 10am - 4pm
RAFFLE - Saturday 18th June 3pm

EXHIBITION CLOSES - Saturday 18th June, 4pm

Online Exhibition and Sales

The 2022 Exhibition will be online from June 11th when our dedicated sales phoneline will be available for purchase enquiries during the Exhibition. (Please note that sales at the desk take priority). Online sales will commence from Monday June 20th when you will be able to buy safely and securely via Paypal. The Members Artwork pages include information about our artists plus miniatures for sale directly from them. You can also see the Award Winning Miniatures hereMany of our members accept commissions as well. 


About the Exhibition

The Hilliard Society Annual Exhibition is open from 10am (last entry 4pm) to 5pm every day except Sunday. There is wheelchair access and lift to the Town Hall Ballroom where the exhibition is held. Entry is free.

It is one of the few selling exhibitions of contemporary miniature art held in the UK, showcasing hundreds of paintings and sculptures from artists all over the world.

Some parking is available on Market Square (not on Wednesdays or Saturdays) otherwise signs for car parks are in town. 


STAGING THE EXHIBITION. From Selection Day to the Opening. (Photos courtesy of Anthony Taylor )

CHILDREN'S MINIATURE ART PROJECT 'MINI  MASTERS'

In 2017 a new art education project, 'Mini Masters', was introduced by miniature artist Jenny Brooks HS RMS to encourage children and young people to have a go at miniature painting. This has been running successfully each year since with the young people's work showcased during the annual exhibition. The next Mini Masters will be held in 2022 and full details and entries forms can be found here.


DEMONSTRATIONS, WORKSHOP AND COMMISSIONS

During the exhibition there are demonstrations by our artists and a full day painting Workshop - the perfect opportunity to learn about the techniques of miniature art and ask any questions you may have. 


Many of our artists also accept commissions - please ask at the sales desk or contact the office for details. Cards, books and prints are also for sale during the exhibition.

how to find us


Wells City Map 

Please click on the map to download (PDF).  (Map courtesy of The Black Dog,Wells).