The Peacock Art Gallery is run by The Poole and East Dorset Art Society in partnership with Poole Borough Council, Poole Borough leisure services, and the Social Care and Well-being Unit.
We are committed to run a programme of exhibitions that cater for the local community and the visitor,and to enable local artists and groups to hire the gallery for at least ten months of the year.
As a progressive art society we hold an open art / photography / writing competition once a year. We exhibit as a society once a year, and take part in Dorset Art Weeks held bi-annually.
We have run this gallery successfully for the last 5-6 years and in that time have used revenue from the hire fees to replace a dated lighting system, bought seating and a stewards table. numerous repairs, and are in the process of commisioning a logo.
We hire out to anyone in the BH postcode area (with some exceptions).
We are a family friendly designated gallery and with the Tearooms below to enjoy a delicious lunch or afternoon tea, as well as the beautiful parkland setting with garden and marshland walks, peacocks and an opportunity to study the variety of birdlife ,offer a wonderful day out, as well as the opportunity to purchase an amazing memory in a painting, photograph, textile or a three dimensional piece.
The website offers a look at the current, past or future exhibitions.
Poole and East Dorset Art Society website is a way to see what we are about. www.pedas.org.uk
We are in an extemely fortunate position in that we have one of the most outstanding coastal landscapes which is a designated protected coast line 'The Jurassic Coast' (from Old Harry Rocks to Dawlish in Devon) recorded in paint and with the camera by local professional and amateur artists.
We have a vibrant arts scene and embrace the modern, traditional and contemporary art forms. Upton Country Park is situated just outside of Poole, it is signed on the A35 heading towards Dorchester. Free Parking. Disabled access.Open from 10.30-3.45pm. parkland open until dusk.