The Art Society of Inverness was founded 77 years ago and continues to provide a range of opportunities to artists, aspiring artists and those just interested in the visual arts. Our activities include classes, workshops, talks, demonstrations, trips, exhibitions and of course social events. Members come from all over the Highlands and beyond, and include a wide spectrum of artists, from experienced professionals to leisure painters and beginners. This website is for members and non-members alike. Please use the menu above to find out what we do and what is going on. You can also see the work of some of our members on the Gallery pages.


The 77th Annual Exhibition 

at the WASPS_ Studios,

Midmills, Inverness

has now closed



Many of the entries can still be seen HERE, and via the menus above.

A short VIDEO WALK-THROUGH can also be seen HERE.

(with music thanks to the kind permission of Clive Carroll)




DEMONSTRATIONS...               WORKSHOPS...                            CLASSES....



CHARITY SALES  ...             PAINTING DAYS...               EXHIBITIONS.....


DURING COVID RESTRICTIONS:   On-line Facebook Groups with tutoring and challenges set by Jonathan Shearer



SPIRIT of the HIGHLANDS !  Spirit:360 is a new commissioning programme for emerging and established creative professionals – writers, musicians, filmmakers, visual artists, and others – to create new work inspired by local stories that reflect the theme ‘Spirit of the Highlands’. Commissions up to amaximum of £1000.  Open for entries until 30th July. Check it out on:



LIVE PAINTING DAYS have restarted in Cromarty in early June and early July. See info. under the members section.


EVENING CLASSES have resumed on Wednesday 16th June at Inverness Creative Academy, Midmills. Info. under members section.


For those who are not ready, or able, to participate in live events, the On-Line painting days are now being continued on a paid basis on the first Wednesday or Thursday  of each month. The best way to be informed about these is to join the Facebook Group "ASI Jonathan Shearer's Classes and Workshops".

A selection of results from the early April on-line painting days can be seen here.        


The prize-winning paintings from this year's Exhibition are shown below.

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Marion Bennie Prize
Marion Bennie Prize
Liz Hoey
"Storm Surge, Shandwick Bay"
President's Prize
President's Prize
Jackie Thomson
"River Conon after the Storm"
Castle Gallery Prize
Castle Gallery Prize
Julia Brook
"Coming Home"

Thanks to Heather Afrin for the use of her painting "Summer Forever" for the new banner and footer.

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