Watts Contemporary Gallery
Watts Contemporary Gallery sells contemporary artwork to support Watts Gallery Trust's Art for All programme. Curated exhibitions support and showcase work by emerging and established artists and makers of national and international merit, including local artists, that resonate with the heritage and ethos of Watts Gallery - Artists' Village.
Our contemporary programme complements the founding vision of Art for All of G F and Mary Watts, who, as contemporary artists in their own time, pushed the boundaries of fine art, craft and design. As well as supporting fellow contemporary artists, the Wattses' set up a thriving commercial pottery business. The Watts Contemporary Gallery is housed in the original pottery building.
'Watts Contemporary Gallery is part of an enterprise zone, in keeping with Mary Watts's original pottery, which supported the picture gallery and apprentices working in the pottery. Today it showcases contemporary artists which complement the collection and ethos of the Artists' Village. Watts Gallery Trust supports contemporary artists in their development and need to reach new publics.
The proceeds from the sale of work supports Watts Gallery Trust's learning and outreach programme which engages over 15,000 participants each year. As an independent charity, which receives no statutory funding, this support is vital and hopefully has the double dividend of helping artists of the past and present and supporting those who wish to engage with art.' — Perdita Hunt OBE DL, Director of Watts Gallery Trust
Find out about exhibition opportunities in our Exhibitors Pack.