Blackheath art Society was formed in 1947 and, sixty seven years later, is not only still going strong but also experiencing an influx of new talent. Even though the Society was born in an era of severe austerity, its founding was emblematic of a prevailing will to rebuild and create a better society after the ravages of the war years. From the outset the Society could boast a roster of distinguished artists from prestigious institutions such as Goldsmiths College and the Camberwell School of Art. That is a tradition which continues to this day. The current President is Terry Scales, a former lecturer at Camberwell who is also a celebrated painter in his own right. He is particularly noted for his depictions of life on the Thames. The Society is currently holding an exhibition with the theme "Imagine" in the magnificent setting of the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich.