Celebrating the centenary of Bournemouth Arts Club/Southern Contemporaries, this exhibition reflects the broad range of styles and personal interpretation that characterise the work by members of the club.
Bournemouth Arts Club was established in 1920. The south coast attracted many artists following the trauma of the First World War. Forward-thinking artists and arts administrators laid the foundation and over the years drew together local and national artists of the highest repute. Much later, the club brought Arts Council shows and lecturers to the town, including artist David Hockney, architect Basil Spence and broadcaster David Attenborough.
The club continues to flourish today, hosting numerous exhibitions and seeking to encourage new artistic approaches and perspectives, as shown in this centenary exhibition.