The Fylingdales Group of Artists (founded in 1925)


88th Annual Exhibition ONLINE

Due to the covid-19 virus the Members of the Fylingdales Group made the decision to cancel our proposed exhibition at Pannett Art Gallery, Whitby in 2020 and host an online exhibition instead.

The Group have been exhibiting yearly since 1952 at Pannett Art Gallery and hope that next year will see the return of the popular exhibition for our 89th Annual.

Link to pictures from the ONLINE exhibition at the bottom of the page

About the Group

The Fylingdales Group of Artists

The Fylingdales Group of Artists have been in existence since 1925, initially formed in Denton Hawley’s studio in Robin Hood’s Bay with just 8 members, their aim being to exhibit Yorkshire pictures. Some confusion was caused with the opening of the early warning radar station later on, but there is no connection. With the wealth of artistic endeavours found locally the membership increased to 12 in 1926.

The first meeting of the Group was held on 25th June, 1925 followed shortly by the inaugural exhibition which was held in the Church Rooms, Robin Hood’s Bay. Dame Ethel Walker, A.R.A., Owen Bowen and Ulric Walmsley were among the founder members of the Group.  In 1929 the membership was increased again to 16 artists, then to 20 in 1938. With the second world war looming the group disbanded holding its last exhibition in 1939. Due to the tireless efforts of Mr. Harold Todd the group was brought back together with an Exhibition in 1948, Mr. Todd served as Secretary for many years. Membership was again increased to its present number of just 22.

The Group usually hold one Exhibition per year at Pannett Art Gallery, Pannett Park, Whitby, the venue being first mentioned in the Group minutes in 1952. We meet formally once a year after our Annual Exhibition. A glance at our list of members will show that we are scattered over a large area, it is quite a measure of strength of the group that Members are prepared to travel quite long distances to attend our Annual General Meeting. The main bond between us is a love of Yorkshire, its coastline and of painting.

In recent years we have held other Exhibitions at different venues, including Hartlepool Art Gallery,  Williamson Art Gallery, Birkenhead and Beverley Art Gallery. During the years, many well know Artists have been members including Algernon Newton, R.A. Roland Hill, Florence Hess, Albert Pile, Fred Williams, Will Taylor, William Dealtry, Les Packham and many others.


Our website was launched in 2004, which includes profiles of each of the present members along with examples of their work. The website address being :-

The group is open to professional and amateur Artists when a vacancy occurs, membership is by invitation only.



Michael Atkin

The Fylingdales Group of Artists

88th Annual exhibition of
Painting, Original Prints and Drawings

Will be held ONLINE 1st Sept. – 30th Nov.

Christine Pybus / David Allen / Colin Cook / Sue Atkinson /Michael Atkin

Angie McCall / Bruce Mulcahy /Marshall Ould / Jack Rigg /Anne Thornhill / Paul Blackwell

Kane Cunningham / Sue Slack / Linda Lupton

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