New members are welcome to join the group on the enrolment evening, which is held on a Monday during early September. On this date, all existing members re-enrol for the next year – see our programme page for details. Membership renewals not paid before 1st December are lapsed.

Alternatively, new members may take advantage of the special offer available during the summer exhibition. During this time, new members may enrol for a reduced fee. Non-painting partners are welcome to join the group, for a reduced payment.

Non-painting partners are welcome to join the group, for a reduced payment.

Guests and prospective members are also welcome to join us for any of our programme of events.

For details for the current membership and guest fees, please contact us through our contact page or ring our Membership Secretary, Andy Hughes, on 01822 612166.

TGA membership entitles you to:

  • Attend, speak and vote at the Annual General Meeting.
  • Attend all talks, practical sessions and social occasions.
  • Bring non-members to group meetings for which a small charge will be levied - please note that attendance at life classes is limited to full members only.
  • Submit ORIGINAL works for selection for the annual summer exhibition - art works can have been exhibited in other venues prior to the annual summer exhibition. Artwork shown at the TGA annual summer exhibition may only be resubmitted after an interval of three years - this ruling does not apply to other TGA exhibitions.

During their first summer exhibition, all new members (or new exhibitors) are able to nominate one of their framed art works for inclusion in our ‘new exhibitors’ section. Visitors to the exhibition are encouraged to ‘vote’ for their favourite new members work. The new exhibitor with most ‘votes’ is awarded the Nicols Trophy during the enrolment evening.