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Latest News from Watts Gallery

17th September 2014

Perdita Hunt, Director of Watts Gallery, is swimming the Solent, one of the busiest stretches of water in the world, on Saturday 27 September to raise money for saving the Watts Studios, the only remaining 19th century artist’s studio with its collection still intact and the only remaining house and studio designed by Sir Ernest George, the great Arts & Crafts architect. Read more.

16th September 2014

It's been a very busy summer at Watts, and I'm continuing to develop my ideas around the subjects of time and hope. Read more.

5th September 2014

Later this month the exhibition Sculpture Victorious: Art in an Age of Invention, 1837-1901, opens at Yale Center for British Art in the US and will include Mary Watts’s commemorative bronze relief triptych.

8th August 2014

It has been easy to be inspired lately by the current Ellen Terry exhibition – combining theatre, art and history with such a fascinating story. Read more.

30th July 2014

Watts Gallery is pleased to announce the acquisition of a new painting for the collection. Self Portrait in a Red Robe (c. 1853) was acquired in July. Read more.

23rd July 2014

Visitors to Watts Gallery will now be able to see two completed terracotta roundels on the front of the Gallery. Sculpted by artist Marcus Cornish, the roundels show the faces of George and Mary Watts looking out over the Gallery lawn. Read more.

30th June 2014

Watts Gallery is pleased to announce that we have made it into the long list for the Kids in Museums Family Friendly Museum Award. Out of hundreds of museums across the country Watts Gallery has made it into the final twenty. The long list was announced in The Telegraph last weekend. Read more.

16th June 2014

It is exciting to open another show – but not just one – two! The Ellen Terry: A Painter’s Actress opened on 9 June to great interest and support. The actress Geraldine James, spoke powerfully about the importance of this great icon of the 19th Century and gave a reading of the Quality of Mercy speech by Portia from The Merchant of Venice. Read more.

23rd May 2014

Last week The Art Forum presented and published their reviews of John Ruskin: Photographer and Draughtsman and the Big Issues exhibition.

The Art Forum is a part of the Watts Gallery young people’s programme Watts Academy and is aimed at 14-18 year olds. The group meets twice a month and gives young people the opportunity to get a behind the scenes view of the inner workings of Watts Gallery. Read their exciting take on both exhibitions below! Read more.

22nd May 2014

Preparing for the first Watts at Dusk evening, one of three late nights that we are offering at the Gallery, was a reminder of the fact that we are a Gallery in the heart of a Village. We were informed that a swarm of bees were looking at settling in the gable above the Sculpture Gallery. Fortunately Physical Energy, the model of Watts’s monumental sculpture which is on show in the Sculpture Gallery, frightened the swarm away! Read more.