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The Nordic Watercolour Society

We are all looking forward to the start of Nordic Connections which opens at y Gaer in Brecon on December 5th. We are welcoming 40 artists from The Nordic Watercolour Society to join with us at this inaugural show in this fine Brecon cultural hub.

The Nordic Watercolour Society is an open society that operates chiefly within the Nordic countries, but members are welcome wherever they come from.

The society was founded in 1989 with the aim to promote and enhance the quality of watercolour painting, to provide opportunities for the public to encounter high-standard watercolour art at exhibitions, and to bring together watercolour artists in a Nordic network. The society also initiated the founding of the Nordic Watercolour Museum in Skärhamn, Sweden. The museum opened in 2000 and has since become one of the most popular museums in the Nordic region.

The association is open to professional artists, leisure painters, and anybody with an interest in watercolour. At present there are almost 2.000 members. Participants of regional and international shows are invited by the board to maintain a high-quality standard of exhibitors but the society also organizes regular open juried exhibitions to which all members may apply.

The Nordic Watercolour Society organizes painting events, member meetings, guided tours at watercolour exhibitions, and other activities related to Nordic watercolour art.

The society’s quarterly magazine is much valued by its readers. It is illustrated in full colour and printed in high quality, featuring 4-5 articles about watercolour artists in each issue along with information from the society and advertisements for courses and exhibitions.

We look forward to seeing many of our friends and supporters at y Gaer from December 5th.

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