Artists in Public Service (AiPS) Exhibition

To celebrate the creative output of its members over this last extraordinary year, AiPS is having its annual exhibition online.

Being online means that the show will be available to everyone in the public service, and beyond. The artwork is there to be enjoyed, but is also for sale. Original art at affordable prices so why not take a look?

To view, go to AiPS website:

The show will be available to see between Monday 26th October and Monday 30th November.

Derek Kinrade New Books

Derek the treasurer of the AiPS has been very busy during lockdown and has compiled two new books.

“These are the products of having time during lockdown to bring together articles written over several years.
 ‘Opinions’ is my personal view on 100 mostly controversial issues written between 2004-2019.   They originally appeared as a monthly “We hate” column, which I leave as a permanent remembrance to share with a wider audience.
‘More People and Places of Peckham’s Past’ is exactly what it says on the cover, the second of a series of the history of my home town: now one rated as one of the ‘coolest’ places in Britain. ” Derek Kinrade

The books are available from the author at £10 each + £3 for the postage.

To order email:

AiPS 88th Exhibition 2019 Private View Evening

Andrew Cooper with judge Artist Mark Pearson

The Margaret  Butler Cup for best work in the show was won  by Alan Brown for ” The Canal at Ridley”

Guy Bailey on the far right being presented with The Barbara Stewart award for innovation

Beryl Touchard  being presented with the CSIS  award for best Watercolour

The following artists were highly commended

Elizabeth Spiro

Peter Rossington

Relwyn Reffell

A selection of photos taken at the private view

Artists in Public Service – 88th Annual Exhibition

The members of Artists in Public Service return to the Menier Gallery for the seventh year. They will be presenting a broad range of work to include paintings in all media, prints, drawings and sculpture.

The exhibition is free and offers many affordable and attractive works of art.

The exhibition has been generously sponsored by the Civil Service Insurance Society.

Membership of Artists in Public Service is open to all.

For more information please visit: 

Start: 13th November 2019 at 11:00am End: 16th November 2019 at 3:00pm Location: Menier Gallery, 51 Southwark Street, London, SE1 1RU

AiPS Private View evening


Andrew Cooper Chairman with this year’s judge Tom Cox




Tom Cox is showing the painting by Amy Hyan, winner of  The Margaret Butler Cup



 Andrew Cooper with Amy Hyan, winner of  The Margaret Butler Cup


Liz Spiro receiving The Barbara Stewart Award for innovation for her triptych Russell Square






DSC_0262.JPGMarjory Drummond won CSIS Watercolour Award

Sue Mears Highly Commended


AiPS Exhibition 2017

The 86th AIPS Exhibition at The Menier Gallery.

The Artists in Public Service annual exhibition is a diverse and lively mix of both 2D and 3D work.

Andrew Cooper with this year’s judge Mark Pearson, Mark trained at the Royal Academy Schools and has painted for over 30 years with private and corporate patrons all over the world.

 The Margaret Butler Cup – Saloon Bar by Derek Taylor

CSIS Watercolour Award – Paros Plain by Stephen Chantrel

 Barbara Stewart Award – The Rape Field by Liz Spiro

Highly commended included works by Christine Evans and Relwyn Reffell.




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