Welcome to the home page of The Arts Society Gibraltar.

Everyone is welcome. There is no requirement to be an artist, have studied art or art history. Our monthly gatherings are a brilliant way to meet likeminded people with the shared interest in art and listen to a professional speaker with the assistance of images to put the topic to life and put it into context.

After 60 illustrated talks at the O’Callaghan Elliot Hotel we are tonight Wednesday 17th of January joining at the Garrison Library.

Membership is a great way to benefit from a great saving from 8 x the normal guest fee of £12. It also helps the Arts Society Society to remain strong going forward. Enjoy tonight and welcome back in October as The Arts Society Gibraltar

Claus Olesen


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Founded in 2010 Gibraltar Decorative and Fine Arts Society (GibDFAS) re-branding in May 2017 and has just taken effect formally here. We were – and still is affiliated to the UK. The Arts Society and is currently having more than  97,000 members. One of the many objectives of the re-branding is an ambition to grow over the coming years to 200,000.

Please scroll down for our contact details.

The Arts Society has 14 branches outside mainland UK (and not Australia / New Zealand). Gibraltar became the 10th. Since our start Benehavis, Malta, Jersey, Alicante and even Malaysia have joined. Overall we became the 365th branch of The Arts Society. Current total of societies is 387 (highest ever).

Four of those branches are in the south of Spain. The nearest branch holds lectures at the San Roque Golf and Country Club. The others are based in Fuengirola, Nerja and Benahavis. Malta inaugurated in late 2015.

The Arts Society Gibraltar is a non-profit organisation. The society is now full registered as a Gibraltar charity number 211.
What is the society all about?

Forum for like-minded people sharing a common interest in art, culture, heritage e.t.c.

    • Have fun
    • Support the youth. In collaboration with the Ministry of Education art teachers of thecomprehensive schools can bring students to the lectures at no cost.

A typical welcome to members and guests

The lecturers come from the range of almost 300 lecturers who have all been individually approved by The Arts

 Society  and between them they can cover over 3000 topics. The Arts Society is the largest Art related society in the UK.

   Chairman :

Claus Olesen         Tel: 00350 5403 6666 - colesen@gmail.com


Sarah Beckwith  Tel: 00350 20042238 - Sarah.beckwith@the-mplc.com

Posters, logo, newsletters etc are produced by our very good friends and professional designers Fran and Richard. Their firm is H&T Designers and their website is  http://www.htdesign.co.uk . Please visit their website and contact them about visualisation, consultancy, space utilisation and corporate identity.

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