Ulster Society of Women Artists

Learn about the aims and activities of the USWA

The Ulster Society of Women Artists (USWA) was formed in 1957 by the well known artist and journalist, Gladys MacCabe MBE MA (Hon), ROI, RUA, FRSA, Italian Academy. Under the patronage of Her Grace, the Duchess of Abercorn, the society has flourished  and continues to grow.

The aims of the USWA. are to promote and encourage a high standard of art in Northern Ireland, to maintain a high standard in exhibitions that reflects upon the membership, and to actively seek out and encourage new talent.

The society has firmly established itself as one of the main art societies in the province and its annual exhibition is a celebrated event in the art calendar year. Members come from all parts of the province, with many new members joining each year. With the Friends of the USWA supporting the working and social side of the society, the USWA is mainly self funding and welcomes sponsorship from external sources.

Membership is growing and includes many established professional and practising artists, but new and upcoming members are always welcome to submit work for membership selection. Full membership is achieved over a period of four years and is considered a mark of distinction.

For further information please contact the USWA secretary M Matthews on +44 (0) 28 9335 3404 or email covedesign@aol.com.