Buckingham Art for All -


A Buckingham based Art group which welcomes artists of all abilities and those interested in art to meet, share, learn and above all enjoy art.  Monthly meetings are held with a variety of speakers and demonstrations.  We hold two annual exhibitions and would love you to join us either as a visitor or a member; spectator or artist!

Our next Bafa Exhibition is

19th & 20th May 2018

@ The Woolpack




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Except where noted all events are free to members, £5 for non members at Buckingham Well Street United Church from 8pm to 10pm


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November Exhibition - Restore, Revive, Renew


Friday was a little frantic with the task of hanging/placing 160 artworks in just a few hours before our Preview on Friday night! By 5 o'clock we had completed the task, despite only getting access to the large hall at 1pm and we were ready for our artists, their family, friends and guests.


The exhibition was formally opened by Buckingham University's Dean of Humanities, John Drew and Dr Cathy Morgan of the University's new Medical School. they were pleased with the amount of entries that were focused on Diabetes as part of the theme of Restore, Revive, Renew.


Thank you to everyone who attended the exhibition this weekend. We had a great time with the hall full of appreciative art lovers for most of the weekend! It took quite a time to get all of the votes counted but we are pleased to announce the winners of the weekend long competition below. The results of the Mel Makinson Young Artist Award will be announced here in the next few days.



Thank you to the local busineses that have supported our exhibition by providing us with some great prizes. Some of our raffle prizes for Friday eveing were also given by local traders who support the Bafa Art Trail.

Best Interpretation of the Theme, Prize = £50 framing voucher donated by The Village Framers

Winner - John Whitehead with his painting Restore, Renew, Revive (Big Ben in Scaffolding)

Highly Commended - Charmian Hayes with her painting Feeling Better (Renew) & Becky Gouverneur with her drawing Trust Me.


Novice, Prize = Course and Art Materials donated by Buckingham Art School

Winner - Katie Hallett-Jones with her painting Daisy Chain

Highly Commended - Phil Grainger with his Ceramic Tile Painting Collard Aracari


Intermediate, Prize = £25 Gift Voucher donated by Prego's

Winner - Lucia Pearson-Gee with her painting Spirits Revived

Highly Commended - Nikki Thomas with her painting Aqua Vitae


Experienced, Prize = £25 Gift Voucher donated by Prego's

Winner - Becky Gouverneur with 'Trust Me'

Highly Commended - Charmian Hayes with her painting Feeling Better (Renew)


Best in Show, Prize = £50 Framing Voucher donated by Frame Art Display

Winner - Becky Gouverneur with 'Trust Me'

Highly Commended - Charmian Hayes with her painting First Light (Revive)


Winners of all categories are invited to take part in a sketching day on the terrace of the House of Commons courtesy of our Patron The Rt. Hon. John Bercow MP and Speaker of the House.

And the Winner is...


We are pleased to announce that the winner of the Mel Makinson Young Artist Award 2017 is...


Anna Richardson from George Grenville Academy!


Anna will receive a Glass Fusing Workshop kindly donated by Vitreus Art from Wakefield Courtyard in Potterspury. The winning school will be awarded a selection of Art related books kindly donated by The University of Buckingham Bookshop. This award was voted on by the Public during our Winter exhibition at Buckingham Community Centre.

12th February - Due to road and weather conditions we have made the decision to cancel tonight's Quiz and Party. Merry Christmas to all of our members and supporters - See you in the New Year!

Coming Up...


Bafa Art Cafe - Thursday 14th December 11am at The Woolpack, Buckingham - Chat over a cuppa. Any seasonal artwork going on?


January 9th - Katrina van Grouw, artist

Author of The Unfeathered Bird book.


Bafa Art Cafe - Thursday 11th January 11am at The Woolpack, Buckingham

-Chat over a cuppa. We would like to hear about your art based New Year's resolutions!


February 23rd - AGM (7.15pm in The Cote)


February 23rd - 10th Birthday Party - details to follow!


October 2017 - Alexandra Buckle, Reduction Linocut

Alex gave us a great eveing of unpicking the multiple processes of a reduction linocut. The demo piece of Tulips were a great way of showing the layering of colours and what needs to be cut at each stage. It also went towards Alex's target of making 50 prints in 2017 - this was print 39!

September 2017 - James Ort, Ceramic Animal Sculptures

James treated us to a full demonstration of his clay sculpture technique - creating a hare in front of our eyes, in just over an hour! He runs the Pheonix Studio in Towersey, despite starting out as a scientist/conservationist as he followed advice to that Art was too risky. He now combines his love of conservation with artistic flair to lead a variety of day and weekend courses as well as working with local schools.

July 2017 - Louise & Fiona from MK Public Art department

A wonderful evening hearing about the history of the Public Art of Milton Keynes, which celebrates it's 50th birthday this year. They also shared some Thomas Hetherwick consultation work and informed us about the plans for Milton Keynes to bid to be the European City of Culture for 2023 - which can only be a bonus for us here in and around Buckingham.

November Exhibition Theme Announced!


Renew, Restore, Revive!


We have linked up with Buckingham Medical School for our next exhibition. Although the theme, as always, is optional we hope that the recent work of the Medical School with local schools, on Diabetes Awareness, will inspire you!


June 2017 - Dale Devereaux Barker was very inspirational and showed us the many ways in which his printmaking skills and designs have been used in other formats and many innovative uses. Some members even got to have a go at his stencil linoprint technique.

Written by Emily Pool; Photos by Emily Pool

May 2017 - Bafa @ The Woolpack

Our biggest entry yet for our Spring Exhibition - we hope that you enjoyed either exhibiting, visiting or both! Thank you for supporting our Macmillan Fundraiser with the sale of the Charity Pictures - we raised over £200!

May 2017 - Jackie Devereaux

A great evening hearing about Jackie's journey through art, including being the Artist in Residence on exclusive cruises, as well as living in France for many years! Her sketchbooks were a wonder to see and a wonderful record of her travels. These are her inspiration from where her contemporary watercolours now come, recently building on the idea of how ripping the paper can increase the experience of the artwork.

Written by Emily Pool; Photos by Emily Pool

April 2017 - George W. Clarke, Portraits

A wonderful night finding out about the traditional learning process of artists learning the academic art of drawing by attending an academy for 5 years. The premise being that anyone can learn to draw by hours of practice and honing skills. George wowed us with a great sketch using his Sight Sizing Portraiture process using charcoal and alot of patience. Th evening also saw Bafa's first Live Facebook post - enabling members who weren't able to attend the chance to see this precise technique.

March 2017 - Stained Glass with Jenny Timms and Mike Caddy from Vitreus Art


We had a great night on Tuesday with Mike starting the night by giving us a really interesting historical background to the art of Stained Glass. This was followed by Jenny giving us a demonstration of the Copper foil technique of Stained glass that is perfect for artistic and creative designs. She explained that the traditional leading technique is more suitable for items that are for outside locations. The evening concluded with members being given the chance to have a go at cutting glass - no cut fingers to report! Jenny and Mike offer many courses for those wishing to have a go at the whole process.


Photos by Emily Pool and John Credland



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Raffle Prizes


We have had a few members enquiring as to where we get our wonderful raffle prizes, month after month.  Well the answer is that they are donated by very generous members! We would like to thank those of you who have thought of us, and supported our raffle, when you find such great prizes be it a bottle or art related items and books. All donations to the raffle can be brought along to the monthly meetings.