Herefordshire Art & Craft Society, affectionately known as HACS was founded in 1922 and is open to everyone who loves or practices the arts in 2-D or 3-D in Herefordshire.

HACS meets every first Tuesday at The Courtyard, Hereford at 11 a.m. We chat about up-coming events and exhibitions. There is often a short talk or demonstration by a HACS member or others who are connected with the arts. Pop along to the meet-up or email us here if you’d like to join.

Members can share their current work at the monthly meet-ups.
Each member is able to have three pictures in HACS Members Gallery.

HACS Facebook page shares information aboutĀ  local courses, art shop information, new media and tools, local and national art and craft exhibitions or fairs.

HACS members work in 2-D and 3-D using a huge variety of media.
Everyone is welcome to join whether they have an interest in the arts or practice art and craft.

HACS members include creatives who class themselves asĀ  beginners, dabblers, hobbyists, amateurs, semi-professionals, professionals and art historians.

If you’re stuck in a rut with your creativity, HACS gives you the opportunity to talk to other creatives about what they are doing.

HACS offers it’s members

  • Special rates for Hereford College of Arts Associate Membership Scheme and
  • Life Classes at Hereford Sixth Form College on a Saturday morning at a reduced fee
  • Workshops – 2016 Figuration into Abstraction
  • Exhibition opportunities to give you a deadline to work to!


HACS constitution requires it’s members to have at least one exhibition a year to share their work with the good people of Herefordshire and beyond. These are a mix of open and selective submission depending upon the venue and the exhibition theme.

Each year HACS hosts a lecture (and sometimes two!). HACS Patron Professor Allen Fisher has taken on the challenge again in 2016.