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Latest News from Watts Gallery

2nd October 2014

Watts Gallery opened their exhibition on the life and work of G F Watt’s first wife, Ellen Terry in June 2014. Terry was at the centre of culture during the Victorian era as an actress and as a model for painters and photographers. This exhibition combines the story of her marriage with the story of her career across her entire life time. It presents her both on and off the stage through a range of different art forms including paintings, prints, audio and film. Read more.

29th September 2014

On Saturday 27 September two hours after setting off from Gilkicker Point Perdita Hunt and team, arrived on Ryde Sand and the Solent Swim to save the Watts Studios was successfully achieved. Read more.

25th September 2014

Preparing for the autumn brings final planning for the next season of exhibitions and events for November to February. We shall be opening the Russian Fairy Tale exhibition on Tuesday 18 November and there are a number of themed Russian events! Read more.

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.