Watts Gallery Artists' Village

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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  • Provides: Free wi-fi

Events at this venue

There are 11 events at this location

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Antiques and Collectables Valuation Day

Get your antiques valued by specialists from Ewbank’s Fine Art Auctioneers. Donation of £1 per item being valued.

Wed 6 Sep

Free / 01483 810235

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Colour

Look for different colours around the artists' village, then find out how paint used to be made, and finally make your own painting. Good for all ages.

Tue 1 Aug

Free with admission / 01483 810235

  • 10:30 – 16:00

Tue 8 Aug

Free with admission / 01483 810235

  • 10:30 – 16:00

Tue 15 Aug

Free with admission / 01483 810235

  • 10:30 – 16:00
…and 2 more dates until 29 Aug

Emma Bridgewater: Pomegranates

Pomegranate-inspired work from the ceramics designer.

Tue 25 Jul

Free with admission / 01483 810235

  • 11:00 – 17:00

Wed 26 Jul

Free with admission / 01483 810235

  • 11:00 – 17:00

Thu 27 Jul

Free with admission / 01483 810235

  • 11:00 – 17:00
…and 30 more dates until 31 Aug

Evelyn Dunbar: Studies, Illustrations & Paintings

A look at the work of the only full-time woman war artist of WW2.

Mon 24 Jul

Free / 01483 810235

  • 10:30 – 17:15

Tue 25 Jul

Free / 01483 810235

  • 10:30 – 17:15

Wed 26 Jul

Free / 01483 810235

  • 10:30 – 17:15
…and 60 more dates until 24 Sep

G F Watts & His Circle

A short course which teaches you all about the Victorian painter, putting him in his historical context.

Mon 11 Sep

£160 / 01483 810235

Note: this course runs from Mon 11 Sep–Mon 9 Oct 2017.

  • 11:00 – 13:00

Mon 18 Sep

£160 / 01483 810235

Note: this course runs from Mon 11 Sep–Mon 9 Oct 2017.

  • 11:00 – 13:00

Mon 25 Sep

£160 / 01483 810235

Note: this course runs from Mon 11 Sep–Mon 9 Oct 2017.

  • 11:00 – 13:00
…and 2 more dates until 9 Oct

G F Watts: England's Michelangelo

An exploration of GF Watts as a painter, social activist and philanthropist.

Tue 25 Jul

£9.50 (Children free) / 01483 810235

Wed 26 Jul

£9.50 (Children free) / 01483 810235

Thu 27 Jul

£9.50 (Children free) / 01483 810235

…and 105 more dates until 26 Nov

GF Watts: Monumental Murals

A look at G F Watts's ambitious mural projects.

Tue 25 Jul

£9.50 (under 17s free) / 01483 810235

  • 11:00 – 17:00

Tue 1 Aug

£9.50 (under 17s free) / 01483 810235

  • 11:00 – 17:00

Tue 8 Aug

£9.50 (under 17s free) / 01483 810235

  • 11:00 – 17:00
…and 12 more dates until 31 Oct

Heritage Open Days

Free admission to the Artists' Village plus free guided tours, family trails, pottery demonstrations and open studios over the Heritage Open Days weekend.

Sat 9 Sep

Free / 01483 810235

Sun 10 Sep

Free / 01483 810235

A Life in Art: G F Watts (1817–1904)

An introduction to the work of the eminent Victorian artist.

Tue 25 Jul

£9.50 (under 17s free) / 01483 810235

  • 11:00 – 17:00

Wed 26 Jul

£9.50 (under 17s free) / 01483 810235

  • 11:00 – 17:00

Thu 27 Jul

£9.50 (under 17s free) / 01483 810235

  • 11:00 – 17:00
…and 87 more dates until 5 Nov

The Make Space

Family friendly craft event with printmaking, painting, sewing, sculpture and more, giving families the chance to explore different kinds of materials and making, with a new activity every week.

Sun 30 Jul

£9.50 (Under 16s free) / 01483 810235

Sun 6 Aug

£9.50 (Under 16s free) / 01483 810235

Sun 13 Aug

£9.50 (Under 16s free) / 01483 810235

…and 11 more dates until 29 Oct

Summer Art School

Taster session with artist Becci Kenning, where kids can try sculpture, painting, printmaking, drawing and photography, finishing the week by curating an exhibition for family and friends. Suitable for ages 13–18.

Mon 24 Jul

£120 / 01483 810235

Tue 25 Jul

£120 / 01483 810235

Wed 26 Jul

£120 / 01483 810235

…and 2 more dates until 28 Jul

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