Covid-19 Coronavirus Disease

Important Information about NDA monthly meetings – Update as of 18.03.20 All NDA Meetings cancelled until further notice. With the coronavirus spreading across the world, many art museums, fairs, and biennials have begun to take precautions. Some have been forced to close for extended periods of time, and others have postponed major events. As a group that meet, the committee have had to consider our options and thought it best


The accompanying list shows the dates for all artists scheduled to show at the Joy Street Gallery Opportunity. Included is a list of NDA member artists who are available to stand in should any listed artist drop out or if the NDA open exhibition does not proceed.

New initiative for unwanted artists materials!

NEW!! NEW!! NEW!! What did you get for Christmas? What is lurking at the back of your art cupboard? Yet another box of pencils… pastels… pad of black paper? As we all know one man’s poison is another one’s meat – so at our February meeting not only are we in a new venue but also we have an exciting new venture!! Bring your unwanted art materials to the Sales

Membership renewal

For most of our members, NDA membership is due for renewal in January. This can be done by cash or cheque at a meeting, or via the website. Very many apologies for the repeated reminder email messages from the new website. We are working on this technical problem.

Barnstaple Christmas Switch On Fayre

Christmas in Barnstaple – Christmas Switch On – Thursday 28th November A Christmas Fayre is being organised as part of “Christmas in Barnstaple” together with “Christmas Lights Switch On”.  Its going to take place on Thursday 28th November. A limited number of stalls are available on the Strand for this event and each stall should have a Christmas theme, because that’s what this is all about. Children’s rides are already

Gold Illumination Workshop

~ Gold Illumination Workshop ~ ‘…Of Saints, Shrines and Pilgrims…’ with Judith Richardson-Dawes Who walked the great pilgrim routes of the Middle Ages? Who sought the Saints in their jewel-encrusted shrines? Create your own pilgrim shrine, with jewelled casket and angels and gild it with bright gold! How can you resist? At The Boniface Centre, Crediton, EX17 2AH Friday Nov. 29th 10.00 for coffee, Workshop 10.30 – 4.30 Cost £38

Sandro Botticelli – A Lecture Lunch

~ Lecture Lunch ~ Sandro Botticelli In Search of Impossible Perfection with Judith Richardson-Dawes What motivated the flawless works of Sandro Botticelli? Explore his evocative portraits and ethereal madonnas and unlock the soul of the Italian Renaissance. We will study in-depth The Birth of Venus and The Primavera.~ A must for art lovers everywhere! At The Boniface Centre, Crediton, EX17 2AH Friday October 25th 10.30 for coffee, Lecture: 11.00 Cost

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