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Watts at Dusk: #VictorianSelfie

Posted 2nd April 2015
Watts Contemporary Gallery

Last Friday of the month

Late night opening until 9pm

16 and under go free

Half price Adult entry

All activities FREE with admission


Friday 30 September: #VictorianSelfie

Enjoy an enchanting autumn evening at Watts Gallery – Artists' Village. Discover how photography catapulted Victorian society into an era of image obsession at a photography-themed late night opening.

Have your likeness sketched by a Caricaturist and see how others see you. Dress up using Victorian props and take a selfie in our Victorian photo booth, visiting our exhibition Close Up & Personal: Victorians & Their Photographs en route.

Make! Decorative Photo Mounts in the style of Mary Watts's hand-decorated photograph album. Discover how photographic technology opened the doors for people to own an image of themself at a Curator Exhibition Talk.

Enjoy a delicious BBQ on the gallery lawn, catered by the Tea Shop. Sip a glass of prosecco or sample a fresh summer cocktail from Popped Truck. Listen to live music while you try your hand at a traditional garden games in the evening sun including croquet, quoits and giant dominoes.


Coming soon:

Friday 28 October: The Uncanny at Watts Studios (part of Museums at Night)