The Annual International Exhibition and Sale of miniature paintings and sculptures is held each year at the Town Hall, Wells, Somerset. The Exhibition welcomes submissions from both members and non-members worldwide.


June 5th - 12th 2021
(closed on Sun 6th June)

All covid measures will be in place for your safety
We look forward to seeing you!


Awards and AGM - Friday 4th June, 3.15pm – 4.30pm

Private View - Friday 4th June, 6pm – 8pm

Opens to Public - Saturday 5th June, 10am -5pm

Exhibition Closes Saturday 12th June

(N.B. The Exhibition will not be open on Sunday 6th June)

Online Exhibition and Sales

The 2021 Exhibition will be online from June 5th with telephone purchasing available for the duration of the Exhibition (please note that sales at the desk will take priority). From June 18th you will be able to purchase unsold works directly from our online exhibition with the click of a button!

Meantime, check out the Members Artwork pages for new works for sale. You can also see the Award Winning Miniatures here

Many of our members accept commissions as well and we can arrange delivery worldwide, please get in touch to enquire further.

About the Exhibition

Entry is free and this is one of the largest selling Exhibitions of contemporary Miniature Art in the world, with hundreds of paintings by some of the world's leading miniature artists plus sculptures, Russian lacquer boxes, cards, books and prints - a great place to start your own collection!

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.

Some parking is available on Market Square (not Wednesdays or Saturdays) otherwise signs for car parks are in town. Light refreshments will once again be available at the Exhibition for the duration of the show.

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


In 2017 a new 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.


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).