About us

We meet at Bourne Hall for demos, lectures and appraisals on Wednesday evenings, from 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm.

Once a month, on a Wednesday afternoon, we hold a workshop at Glyn Hall, from 2 pm to 4 pm (6pm if you are prepared to take responsibility for locking up).

Bourne Hall
Spring Street
Ewell, KT17 1UF
Telephone: 020 8393 9571
Glyn Hall
Cheam Road
Ewell, KT17 1SP
(behind Indian Restaurant)

Exhibitions are typically held two or three times a year.  There is a charge for hanging a picture in an exhibition and if you sell your masterpiece then commission will be taken by the group.

Our membership year begins 1st April and the membership fee is currently £58 for the year.  Each visit to any meeting costs £2.  You can come as a visitor for a few sessions at the cost of £5 per session.

Members are entitled to their own gallery page on this website.  This costs £6 pa, payable on 1st April.  If you’d like to sign up for a page, please contact the membership secretary.

(New members who join at other times in the year pay a pro-rata membership fee based on remaining months, including the whole of the month in which they join. However, there is no reduction in the gallery page fee if you ask us to set up a gallery page mid-year.)

Committee members
Chairman Richard Seymour epsomandewellartgroup1948@gmail.com
Secretary Colin Garrod colin.eeag@gmail.com
Treasurer John Lucking john.lucking@outlook.com
Programme Secretary Bev Lourenco bevlourenco@gmail.com
Membership Secretary John Lucking john.lucking@outlook.com
Publicity Secretary
Exhibition Secretary Ingeborg Neale ingeborgneale@hotmail.com
Other contacts
Workshop co-ordinators Gina Grimwood gina.grimwood@gmail.com
  Barbara Reilly barbarareilly1949@gmail.com
Website editors Barbara Stevens barbara.mrsnugget@gmail.com
John Lucking john.lucking@outlook.com
Members of Epsom and Ewell Art Group
Sam Atfield Margret Eggleton Pamela Joss Amy Shackell
Dominic Batchelor Karen Englefield Edna Kyriakides Linda Shobbrook
Fiona Bates Janet Farnfield Beverly Lourenco Lorna Simmonds
Malcolm Beakhust George Foxwell John Lucking Barbara Stevens
Linda Bingham Jamilla Fuller Tia Menhennit Carmine Tallo
John Brakell Trevor Fuller Ann Miles Pat Tilney
Derrick Buttifant John Fury Ingeborg Neale Marion Tremlett
Margaret Carter Colin Garrod Peter Newsome David Tribe
Paul Chapman Gina Grimwood Terrese Newton Roland Vassallo
Peter Christie Carol Hallett Lesley Norton Linda Wallis
Joyce Crouch Liz Hammond Barbara Reilly Marilyn Walsh-Hoye
Anthony Devivo Tony Hands Peter Rossington Jan Wood
Allen Dunkley Gillian Hein Louise Schenck  
Marion Eastwood Ed Hilton Doreen Seward  
Robert Ebert Maureen Jones Richard Seymour  
Club history

The Club was formed in 1948 by John Holdaway for artists in the Ewell area, and initially it was called Ewell Art Group.  It was in 1958 to mark the anniversary of being granted the “Charter” to Epsom and Ewell corporation, that the council, in commemoration of the event, sponsored a special art exhibition and Epsom was added to the name of the group.

The group has had many homes in its 70 years, starting in Ruxley Lane School, then moving to a semi-permanent studio in Pitt House, Ewell that lasted for two years.  In 1960, the group moved to Fitznells Music College and was based there for ten years, but when Bourne Hall was built in 1970, it moved there and still meets there today.

The Art group also uses Glyn Hall for some of its activities, particularly the workshops and special events.  The Group started its own paper in 1969 called the “Easel” (which is now an electronic publication on our website).  In 2009, we began projecting demonstrations and appraisals onto a screen via our own camera and digital projector.

Our first website was launched in 2009 but in 2010 we moved to a better site which allowed easier access for anybody interested in the group.  Since 2012, we have an even larger site which means that each member of the art group can have their own page to display as many of their pictures as they wish and we have hyperlinks to any of the members who have their own websites.

In 2013, we opened our own Facebook page to allow anyone to have easy access to information about the group.  In 70 years, technology has moved on a long way and even painting itself has changed with some of the members using iPads and computers to create pictures, and since 2013, the group allows computer generated images to be displayed at our exhibitions.  No less creative – just different.

This may be history, but the group is very positively forward thinking and ready to meet new artistic challenges.

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