2019 Exhibition 

Miniature Paintings and sculptures for sale - Hilliard Society
The Annual International Exhibition and Sale of miniature paintings and sculptures is held each year at the Town Hall, Wells, Somerset. The next Exhibition will be held in June 2019. The Exhibition welcomes submissions from both members and non-members worldwide. 

The 2018 Exhibition remains online throughout the year and purchase enquiries are welcome. Please get in touch to check availability. We are happy to ship worldwide.

2019 Exhibition - Important Dates

Entry forms will be available to download nearer the time as well as contact details for the Miniature Painting full day Workshop and the Mini Masters Young Artist Project.

Hand in - Entries must be at the Office between Monday 25th March and Monday 5th April 2019.
Lunch and Award Ceremony - Friday May 31st 2019
Exhibition Opens - Saturday June 1st 2019 (Closed Sunday 2nd)
Exhibition Ends - Saturday June 8th at 5pm.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Online Exhibition and Sales

If you are unable to attend in person,  we are delighted to announce that  the 2018 Exhibition is also available to view online. There is a dedicated phone line for purchases during the Exhibition week.

Once the Exhibition at the Town Hall is over (June 9th), the entire Exhibition will remain online throughout the year and purchase enquiries are welcome from June 13th onwards - Please contact the Office.

You can also see the 2018 Award Winning Miniatures here, along with past awards. Many of our members accept commissions as well and we can arrange delivery worldwide, please get in touch to enquire further.

The office is open 9.30 - 2.30 on Tuesday and Wednesday, so please leave a message at other times and we will get back to you. 

About the Exhibition

Entry is free and this is one of the largest selling Exhibitions of contemporary Miniature Art in the world, with hundreds of paintings by some of the world's leading miniature artists plus sculptures, Russian lacquer boxes, cards, books and prints - a great place to start your own collection!

The Hilliard Society Annual Exhibition is open from 10am (last entry 4pm) to 5pm every day except Sunday. There is wheelchair access and lift to the Town Hall Ballroom where the exhibition is held.

Some parking is available on Market Square (not Wednesdays or Saturdays) otherwise signs for car parks are in town. Light refreshments will once again be available at the Exhibition for the duration of the show.

Above - STAGING THE EXHIBITION. From Selection Day to the Opening. (Photos courtesy of Anthony Taylor )


In 2017 a new project, 'Mini Masters', was introduced by miniature artist Jenny Brooks HS RMS to encourage children and young people to have a go at miniature painting. Following the continued success of this project in 2018 Jenny has kindly organised Mini Masters 2019 which will be showcased during the Exhibition. Contact details will follow.

Demonstrations, Workshop and Commissions

During the exhibition there are demonstrations by our artists and a full day painting Workshop - the perfect opportunity to learn about the techniques of miniature art and ask any questions you may have. Many of our artists also accept commissions - please ask at the sales desk or contact the office for details. Cards, books and prints are also for sale during the exhibition.

Wells City Map 

Please click on the map to download (PDF).  
(Map courtesy of The Black Dog,Wells).