Hall Hire Members' Area

The Company educated its craftsmen by apprenticeship from its earliest days and in 1872 the Company was represented at the Founding Committee that eventually established the City & Guilds of London institute.

The Painter-Stainers' Arts Society (PSAS) comprises of members of the Company who carry forward the traditions which shaped the Company by hosting exhibitions of its members work and promoting the legacy of important fine artists and decorative craftsmen in our Company's history.

The forerunner to the PSAS, the Painters' Decorative and Fine Art Society, was established in 1988 and showcased annually, 'Art in the City', a three day exhibition of Members' works. Some of our Fine Art Scholars and Decorative Surfaces Fellows also exhibit at these shows. Through our links with London art schools we continue to encourage these artists through our Charity and Education Committee.

In May 2024 we will be participating in London Craft Week for the first time, showcasing our Decorative Surfaces Fellows alongside decorative craftsmen and ornamental artists in the Company over two days. Our theme is The Gilded City and the event will include an exhibition, demonstrations, workshops and tours of Painters' Hall.

In October 2024 our Art In The City exhibition will return to showcase the talent of our member artists and featuring our Fine Art Scholars and Decorative Surfaces Fellows.