We are BROUGHTY FERRY ART SOCIETY with an online presence as BROUGHTY FERRY CREATIVES. The society formed over 40 years ago to assist the local talent with artistic creative ideas to get together, and progress through art classes, painting demonstrations and an annual exhibition. It has always attracted both amateurs and professional artists and today has a membership of over a hundred.
Although the “Visual Arts” predominate the society is interested in those members in other creative industries and the society also encourages artistic endeavors from a young age by embracing children from both primary and secondary local schools who can now participate in our annual exhibitions.
First President - Joe McIntyre
On Monday 27th November 1978 an informal meeting was held by the Art Society Steering Group of the Rotary Club of Abertay at Goodfellow and Stevens Tearoom in Broughty Ferry, in Dundee, Potential society members were encouraged with support from the Rotary Club, Dundee Museums and Art galleries and the Trustees of the Orchar gallery.
It was agreed that an interim committee be set up to form an art society with Joseph McIntyre elected Chairman and funding of £20 presented by the president of the Rotary Club. The first meeting of the new Art Society was held on the 12th February 1979 with new members welcomed by the Chairman.
The new constitution was then discussed. At the inaugural meeting sixty six members joined the society, but a year later membership was over one hundred. The first exhibition of members work was held in Dundee in the Dudhope Arts Centre in April 1979, with fees of £1 per member to cover costs.