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About Us

Membership is an annual subscription of just £30 and you may apply using the membership form on the Contact Us page.


The Ayr Art Circle is unique, in that it owns a small studio in Ayr.  Although many members paint at home, the workshop sessions in the studio stimulate discussion and provide very helpful support and advice. Members may use the studio at anytime and there are small groups who meet together on a regular basis throughout the year.

Below you will find our membership rules.


  1. All paintings submitted for exhibition must have been presented at a club critique night for review by the members.

  2. Two paintings per member may be submitted at a critique night at any one time but only one painting at any professional critique.

  3. Paintings will only be critiqued if the member presenting the painting is present.   In exceptional circumstances, and if approved by a majority of members then present, paintings may be critiqued for a member who is unable to be present.

  4. All paintings submitted for exhibition must be framed, or of box canvas construction, suitable for hanging unframed. Paintings presented with damaged or sub-standard frames may be refused hanging.

  5. All artwork submitted for exhibition must be the original work of the member.

  6. No direct copy of another person’s work may be submitted. Any work that is a members version of an earlier painting or photograph must show some additive creativity in order to avoid infringing upon the work or copyright of anyone else.


  1. It shall be the duty of the last member out of the premises to ensure that all heating & lighting is turned off and the premises securely locked.

  2. Use of the studio by each member will be subject to a small fee, to be agreed upon at each AGM.

  3. A key to the premises will be available to each member on request, but will not be issued to any member with less than one years fully paid-up membership.

  4. The premises should be left in a clean and tidy condition after use.

  5. Smoking is not permitted on the premises.  


Adopted by the members at an EGM on 11th April 2017 & amended at the AGM on February 6th 2018

The Ayr Art Circle is a charity registered in Scotland SC047658

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