Welcome To Guild of Waterway Artists

Who are the Guild?

The Guild is a collection of like-minded artists who have joined together to promote art about the waterways by exhibiting together and to offer each other mutual support and encouragement. 

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About the Guild of Waterway Artists

The Guild was founded during the 1980's by a group of artists who were also keen and knowledgeable waterway enthusiasts. Notable among them were Garth Allan, Brian Collings, Alan Firth and Harley Crossley. Their aim was to truthfully depict all aspects of Canals and Waterways in their art and to promote excellence in Waterway art.

We believe that to represent aspects of the waterways faithfully in art it is necessary to know and understand what we are depicting. We like our members to be interested and knowledgeable about the skills and history of the waterways.

All media are represented in the Guild, from pastel and watercolour to oils and acrylics and including photography and modern media. We are a small, friendly and informal group. We offer members an opportunity to exhibit together. Currently we have two exhibitions each year:- A month around Easter at Audlem Mill in Cheshire and the two days of the Braunston Historic Boat Show in Northamptonshire. We expect members to exhibit with us at least once each year and to look for opportunities for further exhibitions for The Guild.