Exhibitions of our work

Members who regularly* attend the society’s weekly meetings, get involved and contribute, are entitled to exhibit their paintings in our exhibitions and submit work for inclusion in our website gallery. Our Brinscall H.Q. has a permanent exhibition which is changed at regular intervals.

(*min. once a month or 12 times a year)

43rd Annual Exhibition, The Coach House, Astley Park, Chorley

Friday 5th November – Sunday 28th November 2021 

Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10am -4pm


Once Sir Lindsay had called ‘Order!’ to the gathering of members and guests, Jackie Williams, Chairman of Lodge Artists welcomed everyone and handed over to Father Neil to describe how and why he had chosen each winning painting. There were six awards for: Best Pastel, won by ‘Sunbathing’ by Kev Fowler, Best Oil, won by ‘Storm over Bute’ by Roger Gillet, Best Watercolour, won by ‘Esthwaite Water’ by Pam Williams, Best Acrylic, won by ‘Old Railway Bridge’ by Rod Walmsley, Best Drawing won by ‘Til Death do us Part’ by Phil Catterall, and Best Mixed Media, won by ‘Heather’s Out’ by Pat Richardson. When it came to choosing ’Best in Show’ he said he closed his eyes and imagined which of the paintings he had studied he would most want to hang on his wall, and decided it must be a joint award – for one ‘traditional’ and one ‘modern’ – and he chose ‘Colours of Scotland’ by Judith Herring (who was not able to attend) and an abstract ‘Octopus’s Garden’ by Jackie Williams.

Photography courtesy of Ian Fletcher isfphotography


Current exhibition: Cafe Ambio, Astley Park, Chorley – 7th September to 7th October.

Cafe opening hours.

One Day Exhibition at B.W.A.R.A. School Lane, Brinscall Sunday 19th September.


Summer Exhibition 2021, St. Laurence Church, Chorley town centre.


Sir Linsday admires paintings by Mike Matulewicz and Roger Gillett in the Summer Exhibition, which runs from 1st June to 31st July 2021.

Opening times:

Tues – Fri: 11am – 2pm (excl. lunchtime service 12.15-12.45 Tues. & Friday)

Sat: 1pm – 4pm (excl. Saturday 5th June – wedding)

Sun: 12noon – 3pm

see all paintings here

You can win this painting of the church by Rod Walmsley (as shown on the poster)! – Raffle tickets on sale in the church shop. All proceeds to church funds.


42nd Annual Exhibition Awards

Now showing in the Astley Park Coach House Virtual Gallery.

This year’s winner of ‘Best in Show’ is Val Jones for her water colour ‘Stable Door’ which also took the ‘Best Watercolour’ award. The judge’s comment was: ‘adventurous, well observed and technically proficient with effective textural qualities’.

‘Best Mixed Media’ was won by Julie Harling for Psychedelic Garden – ‘vibrant, precise and adventurous work’ and Loz Lomax was awarded ‘Best Digital’ for Crail Harbour – ‘well composed adventurous composition with line work creating a vibrancy’.

Graham Sutch’s acrylic Water Lillies in the Pink won ‘Best Acrylic’ – ‘a very competent piece showing great depth through detail and excellent application of media through building layers’. ‘Best Pastel’ was awarded to Jackie Williams for her Astley Hall –‘a detailed piece, well observed with exquisite and careful use of the media’ and ‘Best Oil’ went to Kev Fowler for Charnock Farm –excellent in every respect, well composed with effective perspective. The sky treatment complements the painting of the Farm’

42nd Annual Exhibition 2020 – This year we are VIRTUAL!

Thanks to covid-19 this year’s annual exhibition will be in digital form – a virtual gallery, which will enable everyone to view our paintings and make contact to purchase them. The exhibition will be hosted on the Astley Hall website from 7th to 29th November.

Judging this year will be by Rob Edmondson, who has demonstrated for us in the past and recently appeared on ‘Home is where the Art is’ where he was joint winner.

‘Ashness’ – the completed work.

He will be judging for 7 awards, this year presented as certificates when we next meet. These are: Best in Show, Best Pastel, Best Acrylic, Best Oil, Best Watercolour, Best Mixed Media and Best Digital. 18 members have confirmed they wish to take part and must get their 3 images to Kev Fowler by 21st October. Judging will take place on 22nd October and results will be announced as soon as the gallery is launched (hopefully 1st November) dependent on Astley Hall completing it by then.

Good luck everybody!


Here’s what happened in 2019…………….

41st Annual Exhibition Winners

Best in Show by Graham Sutch – award collected by Mrs. Sutch.

The Ernie Ingham ‘Best Oil Painting’ – Kev Fowler.

Best Pastel – Val Jones.

Best Wildlife – Roger Gillet.

Highly Commended – Pauline Collins.

Highly Commended – George Horsfield.

  Highly Commended – Pat Richardson.

  Highly Commended – Polly Carr.

  Highly Commended – Anne Hoghton.

Highly Commended – Rod Walsmsley.

Exhibitions for 2020

Cafe Ambio, Astley Park – 2nd March – 1st June 2020

Cafe Ambio, Astley Park – 8th September- 1st December 2020

42nd Annual Exhibition – virtual on Astley Hall website