Artist in Residence
The Watts Gallery - Artists' Village Artist in Residence scheme started in 2005 and sustains the heritage and ethos of Watts Gallery's founders to inspire emerging artists and creative practitioners. It was instigated by the generous support of Winsor & Newton and for the past three years has been supported by The Fenton Arts Trust.
Each year Watts Gallery appoints a graduate from the University for the Creative Arts and provides support, encouragement and opportunities for the continuation of their development. Each residency culminates in a final exhibition showcasing their work. The artists also participate in workshops as part of the Art for All Learning and Outreach programme and in Open Studio sessions in the Artist in Residence studio at the Artists' Village.
The Artists' Village is most grateful to the Heritage Lottery Fund, The Fenton Arts Trust and Winsor & Newton for making this scheme possible. Thank you also to the University for Creative Arts and the University of Surrey for their wonderful partnerships.
Current Artist in Residence: Andrew Kearney
Andrew Kearney, a mixed media installation artist, was born in Limerick, Ireland in 1961. He studied Fine Art at the Limerick College of Art & Design and went on to Chelsea College of Art & Design where he obtained an MA in sculpture.
Drop into Andrew's studio on the Artists' Village estate (opposite the back entrance of The Tea Shop).
FREE drop-in sessions: Second Thursday of the month, 2-4pm.