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.

2017 Artist in Residence: Monica Takvam

Monica Takvam is a Norwegian visual artist and photographer.

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Andrew Kearney was born in Limerick, Ireland in 1961. He studied fine art at Limerick College of Art and Design.

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Andrew Kearney 2015-16

Jennie developed her interest in art while working as a Doctor, Psychologist and later in the pharmaceutical industry.

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Dr Jennie Jewitt-Harris 2014-15

Clare's work is concept-led, drawing from the visions presented in the Bible within the Book of Revelations.

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Clare Kuznik 2013-14

Helen Jarvis completed her BA Honours in Fine Art from the University for the Creative Arts at Farnham in 2011.

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Helen Jarvis 2011-12

Deborah Gourlay was born in Argentina. She completed a degree in Fine Art from the University for the Creative Arts in Farnham in 2010.

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Deborah Gourlay 2010-11

Since 2005 the Artists' VIllage has had 10 Artists in Residence working across mediums from 2D collage to ceramics to installations.

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Previous Artists in Residence