Summer Painters

Summer Outdoor Painting Group Information 2024

Running from the end of June to the end of September join us at different locations to take in the atmosphere and enjoy some creative time together.

 We kick off on Thursday 9 May so fingers crossed the weather doesn’t deter our first outing!

If you haven’t tried ‘plein air’ art before, now’s your chance. It’s open to all members, and their guests, of all abilities so please put the dates in your diary, come along and enjoy a fun day out at some lovely venues.

This year, we’ve added a few more Saturdays and hope this will open up the opportunity for more folk to join in. We’ve also set up a What’s App group ‘BDAG art group outdoor painting’ and would encourage you to join. This enables you to tell us if you’re ‘lost’ or can’t make it or if we need to make any last-minute changes due to weather etc.

To add yourself, just contact Ruth or Sheila on

We meet at 10am and leave at 3pm but you do not have to be there for the whole session.
Please bring your own equipment and a packed lunch. All locations have parking and toilets.

We ask those attending for a £1 contribution as a charitable donation for venues or towards a bottle of wine for hosts at private venues.

Any problems or queries contact Ruth Short on 01424 254566 or 07552 616010 LOOK OUT FOR OUR RED MARKER ARROWS SHOWING WHERE TO MEET AND PARK.

2024 Dates at a glance: May 9 & 23. June 6 & 22. July 6 & 18. August 15 & 31. September 12 & 28

Full details of Venues and how to find them below:                                     See printable pdf of dates and locations HERE

Thursday 9 May

Barbara Cardinale

Kitchenham Farm, Kitchenham Rd, Battle TN33 9NP

On the main road leaving Battle towards Eastbourne. Entrance on the right, just after Ashburnham Place. Take the second entrance and park near the farmhouse.

Beautiful gardens, views and farmhouse. Wet weather shelter

Thursday 23 May

BDAG member, Stella Brabant

The Haven, Sandrock Hill, SedlescombeTN33 0QR.

Limited parking at property or ample at Sedlescombe Village hall 5 minutes' walk away.

Extensive garden on several levels overlooking fields. Also large fishpond with Koi Carp.

Thursday 6 June

Robin and Evelyne Gray

South Grange, Quickbourne Lane, Northiam Rye. TN31 6QY.
Between A28 and A268 approx 1⁄2 mile east of Northiam. From Northiam centre, follow Beales Lane into Quickbourne Lane. Or Quickbourne Lane leaves A268 approx 1⁄2 mile south of the A268/ A28 junction Disabled parking at front of house.

Hardy Plant Society member’s garden with wide variety of trees shrubs, perennials and pots arranged in a complex garden display. Also wildlife pond and water features. Small area of wildwood. Discretionary donation

Saturday 22 June


Ashburnham Place, Battle TN33 9NF

Entrance off A271 North Trade Road on the outskirts of Battle. Please park and meet in main car park behind church.

Period buildings, lakes, church.

Saturday 6 July

Ruth and Margaret Newton

Battle Abbey, High Street, Battle TN33 0AE

Park in English Heritage car park next to the Abbey. Meet outside the gates at 10am. Free parking will be provided. The car park is now pay and display. Give registration number to the member stewarding. Do not pay for parking. Map ref 749158

Ancient buildings, views and adjacent church.

Thursday 18 July


Upper Alexandra Park, Hastings

From the Ridge, follow A21 towards Hastings town centre. At third roundabout take left hand lane for St Helens Road, A2101. The park is on the right hand side. Ample parking both sides of the road. Meet at the cafe near the Mini railway.

There are greenhouses and a lake

Thursday 15 August

Diane Stainsby, member/Frances Harrison

Crowhurst Church, Crowhurst TN33 9AJ

Map ref 758124. Park in road or adjacent village hall carpark.

Church, 14th century manor ruins, ancient yew tree.

Discretionary donation

Saturday 31 August

BDAG Chairman, Peter Sherwood

Foxes Grove,14 Dukes Hill, Battle TN33 0LD.
Pretty tiered flower garden with access to woodland

Thursday 12 September

Anne Hunt

Tibbs Farm, Rye Road, Udimore, Rye TN31 6AR
Fruit farm with beautiful views over Rother Valley. Hop picking will be carried out at this time.

Saturday 28 September


St Leonards’ Seafront, Bo Peep Beach.
Meet at West Marina Gardens seafront car park. [Old Bathing Pool Site]
Beach huts, sea views to Beachy Head. Distant views of Hastings’ Marina building and pier.

Battle and District Arts Group holds Public Liability Insurance (Third Party) in respect of all of its activities. However, members and any guest should be aware that it is their personal responsibility to take due care regarding their own health and safety whilst partaking in any BDAG activity. Due care is also required with regard to the risk of damage to both BDAG and third-party property by members and their guests for which they may be liable.

Please note that facilities may not be developed for disabled access