The Observer: Watts Gallery Review

Posted by Admin on 12 Jun 2011, 10:41 a.m.

 The Watts Gallery in the village of Compton, Surrey, is the loveliest of places. Lots of people, of course, thought it was lovely in the days when it was still on English Heritage's "At Risk" register, before it closed and began its £10m restoration. But it is even lovelier now. The original galleries, which first opened to the public in 1904, have been returned to their former glory, their walls ruby red and emerald green, their tiled dado rails, previously hidden beneath thick paint, shiny as new. In the sculpture studio, a judicious use of glass – the architects are Adam Zombory-Moldovan and Lucy Clark of ZMMA – has brought in light and drama.

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