Watts Gallery today

By 2004 — 100 years after it first opened — conditions at Watts Gallery had deteriorated so severely that it was deemed at risk. The Trustees launched the aptly named Hope Project with the aim to save the building and its unique collection for at least another hundred years to come. Following an extensive restoration and extension, Watts Gallery re-opened in 2011.

Two new temporary exhibition spaces were added as well as an outer workshop equipped with a kiln as a learning space. The Wattses had always been keen to involve local communities in projects, a value that the Artists' Village endorses today with its outreach and learning programmes. The Hope Wall outside the Sculpture Gallery was also created: through word and image it records the thoughts and memories of the current local community.

Upcoming Events and Exhibitions

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Conservation Open Studio

13 Dec

Christina Rossetti in Song

15 Dec

Limnerslease Tours: The Artists' Home

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16 Dec

The Make Space

16 Dec

De Morgan Collection Talks

18 Dec

Exhibition Tour: Christina Rossetti: Vision & Verse

18 Dec

Russell Jakubowski: Open Studio

19 Dec

Conservation Open Studio

20 Dec

The Make Space

23 Dec