Watts Gallery - Artists' Village is a hidden gem nestled in the Surrey Hills. With historic galleries of national significance, an ornate chapel, a breath-taking Arts & Crafts home and studio there's something for everyone to discover at the Artists' Village.
Gallery, Artist studio or collective, Archive, Museum, Heritage site, Garden, parklands or rural site
Tues to Sun 11.00-17.00
Mondays apart from Bank Holidays
Check for opening times over Christmas and New Year.
Standard Adult: £7.50 (£8.50 including gift aid) £1 donation
Children under 16: Free
Student price: £3.75 (half price admission)
Art Fund: Free
Discounted Tuesdays (every Tuesday): All tickets £3.75 (£4.25 including gift aid) 50p donation
(No group booking on Tuesdays)
Groups: Coach parties welcome if booked in advance. Group rates/ tours available.
Our library and archive is open to the public by appointment only.
Jennie Jewitt Harris
- 16 June — 19 July 2015 *on now
This exhibition shows work by Jennie Jewitt-Harris, created whilst 2014-2015 Watts Gallery Artist in Residence. Jennie works with drawing, stereoscopic photography, collage and sculpture and draws on her personal history in medicine and psychology as inspiration.
She focuses on the subject of time, relating to our personal stories and influences. Her interests are in the psychology of time, why we remember or forget experiences and the emotional triggers such as scale. Jennie uses weathered objects from woodland lane and the Watts Gallery Estate and draws inspiration from the Watts Collection such as Time Death and Judgement. Literature is also a starting point for many of her work. She uses these as a metaphor for the many influences we experience in our lives that shape our views and decisions.
The Art of Bedlam: Richard Dadd
- 16 June — 1 November 2015 *on now
Dadd was one of the most gifted artists of the early Victorian period, making his name with imaginative Shakespearean images. Despite later suffering from severe mental illness and spending much of his career in psychiatric hospitals, Dadd continued to create beautiful and haunting pictures including masterpieces such as The Fairy Feller’s Master-Stroke.