Watts Gallery Artists' Village

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Watts Gallery Artists' Village
Down Lane, Compton, Guildford, Surrey, GU3 1DQ
  • Telephone 01483 810235
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  • Website www.wattsgallery.org.uk
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Watts Gallery Artists' Village

Watts Gallery Artists’ Village is a unique arts heritage site consisting of four listed arts & crafts buildings as well as beautifully-landscaped woodlands and grounds. Founded by Victorian artists George Frederic and Mary Watts, the Artists’ Village consists of Watts Gallery, Watts Studios, Watts Chapel, the former Compton Pottery buildings, and Limnerslease, the artists’ home.

Visitors can experience over 100 of G F Watts’s stunning paintings and sculptures while wandering through the atmospheric historic galleries and see works by both George and Mary Watts at Watts Studios. See Mary Watts's masterpiece, the Grade I listed Watts Chapel and enjoy the views over the Surrey Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The former Compton Pottery buildings now house the Artists’ Village Visitor Centre, which includes a shop brimming with unique and bespoke gifts, ceramics, clothing and more and Watts Contemporary Gallery where visitors can purchase contemporary art, and The Tea Shop, a distinctively English lunch spot serving fresh, seasonal food made on site.

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Events at this venue

There are 7 events at this location

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Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the information displayed here is accurate, always check with the venue before attending (especially during the Covid-19 pandemic).

Autumn Half Term

Swoop in for a bewitching half term full of autumnal and creepy crafts in our enchanted Autumn woodland. Book onto the Make Space and find the Golden Oak Leaves around the Artists' Village. The Autumn Make Space24 - 31 October 10.30 – 11.30am, 1 – 2pm, 3 – 4pm£3 per child | Friends free Book as an add-on to admissionAll…

Sun 24 Oct

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed / 01483 810235

Mon 25 Oct

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed / 01483 810235

Tue 26 Oct

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed / 01483 810235

…and 5 more dates until 31 Oct

February Half Term: The Artists’ House

FEBRUARY HALF TERM: THE ARTISTS’ HOUSE Sunday 13 – 20 February 2022Escape the cold and step inside the artists’ house; let your imagination whisk you away with the sounds and stories that inspired Mary and G F Watts and create your own plaster tile inspired by your adventures. February Half Term Make Space Pick up a…

Sun 13 Feb 2022

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed / 01483 810235

Mon 14 Feb 2022

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed / 01483 810235

Tue 15 Feb 2022

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed / 01483 810235

…and 5 more dates until 20 Feb 2022

The Make Space

Bring your family to make arts and crafts at the Make Space inspired by a different artwork, exhibition or theme each month. 5 September Monoprints 3 October Making Marks, with The Big Draw 7 November Make Mandalas to celebrate Diwali 5 December Make Space Christmas Party! 6 February Make a fashionable necklace…

Sun 7 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 01483 810235

Sun 5 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 01483 810235

Sun 6 Feb 2022

Prices to be confirmed / 01483 810235

Sun 6 Mar 2022

Prices to be confirmed / 01483 810235

‘Uncommon Power’: Lucy and Catherine Madox Brown

Uncommon Power: Lucy and Catherine Madox Brown spotlights the work of two creative women who grew up at the heart of the Pre-Raphaelite world. Commonly referred to as the daughters of the British painter Ford Madox Brown, both Lucy Rossetti (1843-1894) and Catherine Hueffer (1850-1927) were talented, professional artists…

Thu 28 Oct

£12.50 (Students £6.25; Children free; Members free) / 01483 810 235

  • 10:30 – 17:00

Fri 29 Oct

£12.50 (Students £6.25; Children free; Members free) / 01483 810 235

  • 10:30 – 17:00

Sat 30 Oct

£12.50 (Students £6.25; Children free; Members free) / 01483 810 235

  • 10:30 – 17:00
…and 113 more dates until 20 Feb 2022

Watts Tots

A multi-sensory early years programme. Join us to explore art and nature through storytelling, music, movement and making, inspired by a different artwork each month. 15 October – Weave Explore the painting ‘The Sisters’ and play with textures and textiles 19 November – Paint Use household objects and stencils to create…

Fri 19 Nov

£5 / 01483 810235

Fri 17 Dec

£5 / 01483 810235

Fri 21 Jan 2022

£5 / 01483 810235

…and 2 more dates until 18 Mar 2022

The Winter Make Space

Decorate a winter wish and add it to our wishing tree in the woodlands and make printed hanging decorations to take home, inspired by Into The Night and the decorative shapes that appear around the Artists’ Village. Created by artist Nigar Khan.

Sat 18 Dec

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed / 01483 810235

Sun 19 Dec

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed / 01483 810235

Mon 20 Dec

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed / 01483 810235

…and 13 more dates until 2 Jan 2022

Wintry Tales: Into the Night

10.30-11am, 11.30am-12pm, 12.30-1pm Join storyteller Olivia Armstrong by the fireside for tales inspired by the mysterious wintry nights and Christmases from long ago.

Sat 18 Dec

Free but ticketed / 01483 810235

Sun 19 Dec

Free but ticketed / 01483 810235