Posted 15th May 2012
Watts Contemporary Gallery
Earlier today, Watts Gallery welcomed HRH The Duke of Gloucester, on his first visit to the Gallery since its reopening last summer following the major restoration project.
During his visit, he toured Limnerslease, home to G.F. and Mary Watts and the neighbouring Watts Chapel. It was from Limnerslease – now the only surviving example of an artist’s house and studio by leading architect Ernest George – that Mary Watts trained more than 70 local villagers in terracotta modelling and together they created the extraordinary Watts Chapel. The Chapel is a unique legacy of the Wattses’ philanthropy and believe in Art for All, an ethos to which the Watts Gallery Trust remains committed today.
Commenting, Perdita Hunt, Watts Gallery’s Director, said:
“We are honoured to receive this visit and it is a tremendous endorsement for what has been achieved.”