annual MINIATURE ART EXHIBITION  

The Annual International Exhibition and Sale of miniature paintings and sculptures is held each year at the Town Hall, Wells, Somerset. 

The Exhibition is international and welcomes submissions from both members and non-members (Guidelines can be found here) and we can arrange delivery to buyers worldwide. The 2024 Exhibition is now available to view and purchase online.


Watch this space for our dates for our next Exhibition!


Our 2024 Exhibition is now available to view online. Miniatures can be purchased directly from this website via Paypal or by contacting the Office. You can also email info@hilliardsociety.org with details of the painting(s) you are interested in and we will contact you. Delivery is available worldwide.

NOTE TO BUYERS: While every effort is made to ensure availability information is up to date throughout the year, our artists also sell their work independently through other channels. Be assured that if you make a purchase via Paypal and an artwork has been sold elsewhere a full refund will be issued.

The Members Artwork pages include information about some of our artists plus miniatures for sale directly from them. You can also see the Award Winning Miniatures here. Many of our members accept commissions as well!


About the Exhibition

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. Entry is free.

It is one of the few selling exhibitions of contemporary miniature art held in the UK, showcasing hundreds of paintings and sculptures from artists all over the world.

Some parking is available on Market Square (not on Wednesdays or Saturdays) otherwise signs for car parks are in town. 


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

MINIATURE PAINTING WORKSHOP, DEMONSTRATIONS 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, have a go yourself and ask questions! Places are limited on the Workshop so please book early.


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.

how to find us

Wells City Map 

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