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Northern Arts Club

Welcome to the Northern Arts Club

We are Aberdeen's oldest independent arts club, run by members for members, with the aim to provide enjoyment to anyone with an interest in the arts.

Established over 100 years ago, the club is located in 8 Bon Accord Square which itself features in the architectural history of the city of Aberdeen. Designed by Archibald Simpson, Bon Accord Square was laid out for the Tailor Craft in the 1820s and a memorial of Archibald Simpson can be found in the centre of the square.

During its early years the club was a hub for different social gatherings and members enjoyed billiards, music evenings as well as performing their own plays. Most importantly however the club was used as a social venue where creative people could meet and draw and paint together - a tradition that is carried on to this day by its current members.

The Northern Arts Club welcomes creative people of all ages and abilities from the novice to the seasoned artist. Our aim is to offer all artists a unique place to meet, relax and paint in this fantastic historic building flooded with natural light.

The Club is open every Wednesday between 10 am and 12 noon. Additionally we offer monthly tutoring sessions with Michael Samson known for his Contemporary Scottish landscape paintings and drawings.

The club is completely self-funded and an annual membership fee of £50 is payable upon joining the club. New members receive a 10% discount under the Residents Discount Scheme, just present your Accord Card when completing your application!


If you would like to know more about the Northern Arts Club or to arrange a trial session please call 01224 586928 or email