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.


2023 EXHIBITION: 
SAT JUNE 10TH - SAT JUNE 17TH 2023
We look forward to seeing you there!


2023 EXHIBITION IMPORTANT DATES:

Coming Soon!

Online Exhibition and Sales

The 2022 Exhibition is now online and you will can 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 2023 with details to follow nearer the time.


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).