Members of the Chandos Society of Artists have been waiting since November 2019 to host a public exhibition. It is with great pride and relief that their art goes on display at Bridgwater Arts Centre, Castle Street, from Tuesday 1st June until Friday 25th June. “Our members are really excited to be out in public again,” said Chairman, Ken Church, ‘we really wanted this to be a special year as it is the Society’s 60th anniversary but we have had to wait until June to start
our celebrations’.
Come and feast your eyes on over 50 pieces of art including works in watercolour, print making, textiles and photography. It is also an opportunity to buy new art and brighten your home and at the same time you will be supporting the Art Centre with every purchase.

The Chandos Society of Artists was founded in 1961 and is based in the town of Bridgwater in Somerset. Membership consists of professional and amateur artists covering all the visual arts. Jean Rees RWA, founder member of the Chandos Society of Artists was also the co-founder of Bridgwater Arts Centre in 1946.


We have put in place some additional measures for your safety and the safety of our staff.

Social distancing
In order to maintain social distancing numbers in the gallery will be carefully regulated and it may be necessary to ask you to queue outside at busy times.

Contact tracing
When you arrive in the gallery we will ask for details of how to contact you should an infection be reported. This is in line with the national contact tracing policy and the information will be destroyed after 21 days and not used for any other purpose.

Face coverings
For your safety and the safety of other visitors and staff we request that you wear a face covering during your visit unless you are exempt; this follows current government guidelines. If you’re feeling unwell or if you or anyone you live with displays symptoms associated with COVID-19, please
delay your visit until it is safe to do so.

Hand sanitiser
Hand sanitiser will be available at the entry to the gallery and other locations for your use.

The exterior door to the building will remain open and windows opened where possible to facilitate maximum air flow.

Increased cleaning
In order to clean more thoroughly and more frequently we have limited the use of our toilet facilities to the one disabled toilet.

Protection for our staff and volunteers
Personal protective equipment has been introduced for our staff, including a screen at reception, face masks and gloves.

We will not be selling drinks or snacks from the coffee bar and ask you not to consume or share unwrapped food while you are in the gallery.

We thank you in anticipation of your understanding and cooperation, and hope you enjoy your visit.