Westward Ho! and Bideford Art Society (WHOBIDARTS) is a widely known and respected art society with historic links to the Burton Art Gallery & Museum in Bideford, North Devon.

WHOBIDARTS exists for the encouragement of artists and anyone with an interest in art through the organisation of exhibitions and other activities.  Members and Associates of WHOBIDARTS include painters, printmakers, sculptors, woodcarvers, potters and textile artists.

WHOBIDARTS’ annual exhibition at the Burton Art Gallery & Museum is the most important event and showpiece for the Society with more than 300 selected works on display.

Details of the 2024 exhibition are available here: Exhibitions

If you are interested in joining WHOBIDARTS please visit the Membership page.

A copy of the Constitution of WHOBIDARTS is available here: Constitution 2023