Art Group

Bamford Art Group

Bamford Art Group was set up by local Artist and Therapist Jenny Mather as part of the Peak National Park Millennium Initiative. The Millennium award, which was secured at the time,had two purposes: to create the Touchstones Sculpture Trail and to develop local Arts and Crafts.

On completion of the Sculpture Trail, the balance of the award allowed the purchase of storage cupboard and some basic equipment. A year later the Group held a successful auction of work to raise further funds for additional materials.

Jenny stepped down in 2006, and since then the Group has been led by Rod Wilson. It meets fortnightly on Monday evenings in the Institute and holds a social event, usually a lunch twice a year.

The Group is an informal grouping of people with an interest in art. We are not Picassos or Monets, but a group of individuals who enjoy sketching, painting, drawing or whatever takes our fancy, in an artistic sense! Sessions are mainly informal and DIY, but there are always kindred spirits on hand to give feedback and assistance where required. Beginners are welcome and there is a wide range of materials available free of charge. All you need to bring to enjoy a convivial evening is yourself!

Regular members are mainly interested in painting (water colour, oils and acrylics) and drawing. There are no facilities in the Institute for sculpture or pottery.

Bamford Village Institute members pay £1.50 per session, in addition to the annual Institute subscription. This pays for the room rental and refreshments. We meet in the Rod Wilson Craft Room at the Village Institute on alternate Mondays 7.30 to 9.30pm.

For any additional information, call Rod Wilson on 01246 582177 or email