by: Julian Guilliano

Welcome to the home page of The Arts Society Gibraltar.

On the right is the talk review written by our Julian Guilliano about the fabulous March talk. 

All the illustrated talks are at the The Gibraltar Garrison Library. Every third Wednesday of each month. 

Please join us and it is still important for us to stress that 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. 

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. 


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.


The Arts Society has over 15 branches outside mainland UK (and not counting Australia / New Zealand). Gibraltar became the 10th. Since our start Benehavis, Malta, Jersey, Alicante and even Malaysia have joined. It is planned that The Arts Society will open in Mallorca and even Menorca in October. 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 the comprehensive 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.

  • Annual subscription fees:
    • Single £65
    • Joint £120
    • Student £15
    • Corporate £130

Contact details: Chairman : Jane Hart Simmons, Tel: 00350 5600 1830 – janehart46@hotmail.comVice-Chairman: Sarah Beckwith   – beckers@btinternet.com. The Society email address is : gibraltar@theartssociety.org and our postal address is to Sarah Beckwith: PO Box 1100, Irish Town, Gibraltar.

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.

We have created a page on Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/gibraltar8472/posters/  with all the posters from the current and previous two seasons. Very visual and impressive.

Our banking details are:

Gibraltar International Bank

(Account number 14190001 – sort code 60-83-14)