Decorative & Fine Arts Society

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Next lecture: Monday 5th February, Larruperz Centre
"Tintoretto and the Scuola di San Rocco"

The vast canvases which cover the walls and ceiling of the Scuola's headquarters represent one of the most ambitious artistic projects of the 16th Century
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Visitors and potential new members are always welcome at lectures
Interested in researching and recording in local churches?
Hope Mansell Church Exterior more ►
Interested in conservation and cataloguing?
Textile Conservation more ►
Need directions to the Larruperz Centre?
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The Ross-on-Wye Decorative and Fine Arts Society is a local society affiliated to The Arts Society, which was formerly known as the National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Societies (NADFAS).

The aims of the society are to help members gain knowledge of the Decorative and Fine Arts by means of lectures, visits and group instruction in a sociable and enjoyable way, and to foster, when possible, an interest in Fine Arts among young people.

New members are welcome.

If you would like more information or wish to join the Society, please email us at

There is a program of lectures on the first Monday of each month at 1.45pm in the Larruperz Centre, Grammar School Close, Ross-on-Wye (get directions).

Members are encouraged to serve the community by volunteering their help with various local projects. At present the Society is involved with:

  • Textile conservation
  • Packaging and storage of antique textiles and artefacts
  • Stewarding

There is a Church Recorders' group which records in detail the contents and furnishings of local churches; and then provides each church, the Public Records Office, the V&A and NADFAS with a permanent copy of the results.

We also try to encourage schools and young people's social groups to promote high quality visual arts activities, and to inspire lasting enthusiasm for the arts.

Ross-on-Wye DFAS is part of the West Mercia Area, and details of all the local societies can be found on the The Arts Society website.

Neighbouring societies with their own website include: Hereford, Malvern Hills, Monmouthshire and Teme Valley.

Click here for links to other websites of potential interest to Ross DFAS members.

Monet Soleil Levant detail
Next visit: Wednesday 16th May,
"American Museum in Bath"
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Next study day: Wednesday 21st March, Bishopswood Village Hall
"British Art Since 1850: The Pre-Raphaelites to the Turner Prize"
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Visits and Study Days need to be pre-booked
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