top of page

News/Past Events

Autumn Exhibition 2014:

The Bill Bartrop Trophy, for the favourite painting in the autumn exhibition 2014, is presented to Bernadette Neale by Chairman Ian Miller. 

Our tree in St Michael's Church, Highworth  - decorated with small paintings for sale to raise funds for charity

Spring Exhibition 2015:

Highworth Artists Society

President Bill Williams presents a prize for the favourite painting on preview night to Ray Hague

Autumn Exhibition 2015:

Bernadette Neale wins the Bill Bartrop Trophy again in the autumn exhibition 2015 for her painting "Con Cop"

Spring Exhibition 2016:

Favourite painting on Preview Night - "Ginger", a pastel painting by Ann March

Autumn Exhibition 2016:

Frank James accepting the Bill Bartrop Trophy for his winning entry "The Lady in Red"

Spring Exhibition 2017:

Favourite painting on Preview Night -
"Citron"  a pastel painting by Lou Thompson

Autumn Exhibition 2018:

Luke Richardson.jpg
FB_IMG_1538789804187 (1).jpg

Paul Newton-Smith opened the exhibition. Paul  was Highworth Citizen of the Year in 2015 and is himself an Artist

Luke Richardson won the Bill Bartrop Trophy for his painting "Blue Peace" voted  favourite painting on Preview Night 

Spring Exhibition 2019:

Mayor Julia Bishop with Wendy Fouracre (

Mayor Julia Bishop opened the exhibition, shown here with Acting Chairperson Wendy Fouracre

Julia Bishop and Luke Richardson.jpg

Luke Richardson won the Spring Rose Bowl Trophy for his painting "Mushrooms"

Watching the Lambs at Stanton Park - Cat
Mushrooms a painting by Luke Richardson.

Catherine Pier won the vote for the favourite painting of the week with her painting "Watching the lambs at Stanton Park"

Autumn Exhibition 2019:

Justin Tomlinson with Wendy and Pam.jpg
Presentation to Hilary (2).jpg

Bill Bartrop Trophy being presented to

Hilary Sinclair.

Justin Tomlinson, MP for North Swindon, opened the Exhibition.   Seen here with Wendy Fouracre, Chair Person and Pam Hague, Secretary.

Saturday Sun, Oxford - Hilary Sinclair.j
June Roses - Bernadette Neale.jpg
Anne Lynch - Donegal (1).jpg

Paintings of Hilary Sinclair and Bernadette Neale were voted as favourite of visitors to  the Preview

Artists Presentation to Highworth Town Council

Anne Lynch and her painting of Donegal was voted the favourite painting of the week by visitors.


Highworth Artists Society is celebrating 50 years of activities in the town and recently made a presentation of a large collage painting to Highworth Town Council. At the ceremony in the Council Offices the Mayor Cllr Mrs Julia Bishop received the painting from Wendy Fouracre – Chairperson of HAS. Others present were Cllrs Julie Murphy, Keith Smith and Lyn Vardy with Town Clerk David Lane together with Pam Hague- Secretary of HAS.

The photo shows the presentation that took place on Tuesday 3rd March during HAS weekly “paint-in” in the Community Room at the Council Offices.

The painting - created from the work of 16 current members, will hang in the Council Chamber alongside other artwork by early members of the society and other Highworthians.

Spring Exhibition 2022:

Christine Purdy - Favourite painting.jpg

Christine Purdy who won the Spring Rose Bowl for the favourite

painting of visitors to our exhibition on the first Saturday, 23 April 2022.  Her painting was titled ‘Hopeful cat

Autumn Exhibition 2022:

The Mayor and Christine Purdy - Oct 2022 (2).jpg

The Mayor of Highworth Councillor (Ms) Julie Murphy presenting the Bill Bartrop Trophy to Christine Purdy.  Christine’s painting  “Country Lane Cottage (2)” was the Mayor’s favourite painting at our Autumn Exhibition Preview Evening on 7 Oct 2022.

Spring Exhibition 2023:


Rachael Laing-Smith, the Editor of the Highworth Link, presented the Spring Rose Bowl to Sarah March.   Sarah’s lino print ‘Nestled in the Corners of Time’ was Rachael’s favourite painting in the exhibition.

Autumn Exhibition 2023:

Autumn Exhibition 2023 - Valerie Cosway.jpg

Neil George, Chair of Highworth Camera Club, presented the Bill Bartrop Trophy to Valerie Cosway for her  painting ‘Moonlight in the Forest’.  Neil chose her painting as his favourite at the preview night.

Spring Exhibition 2024:

Preview - April 2024.jpeg

The Mayor, Cllr Keith Smith is showing his favourite painting ‘Cornish Coast’ by Sandra Palmer.    Our Chairperson Lyn Armstrong is holding the spring rose bowl trophy which will be presented to Sandra at a later stage

Sandra Palmer.jpg

Sandra Palmer with her winning painting

© 2014 by Highworth Artists Society. 

bottom of page