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2018: A Year of Exhibitions

Posted 1st January 2018
Watts Contemporary Gallery

Visit Watts Gallery - Artists' Village in 2018 for our unique programme of exhibitions

HELEN ALLINGHAM
Until 18 February 2018

Helen Allingham was one of the most successful woman artists of the Victorian period, famous for capturing an idealised vision of English rural life. This major exhibition showcases her influential work as a landscape and figure painter. You might even see sites that you recognise in the picturesque timber-framed cottages in Allingham's depictions of Shere, Witley, Haslemere and other villages across our region.

CECIL FRENCH BEQUEST
6 March – 3 June 2018

Uncover scarcely seen Pre-Raphaelite masterpieces in the perfect Victorian setting. See works by Lawrence Alma-Tadema, Frederic Leighton, John William Waterhouse, Edward Burne-Jones and more.

JAMES HENRY PULLEN
19 June - 21 October 2018

James Henry Pullen was a celebrity in his day, admired as a carpenter and model maker yet classed as an 'idiot savant' due to his inability to communicate verbally. Learn about Pullen's remarkable life in the first-ever gallery show dedicated to his work.

CHRISTINA ROSSETTI
13 November 2018 – 24 February 2019

Christina Rossetti - one of the Victorian era's most popular writers - has inspired painters and illustrators for generations. This exhibition will feature portraits of the poet as well as her own drawings.

Banner image: Edward Robert Hughes, Oh What's That in the Hollow?, 1893
Side image: Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones, Study of a Girl's Head for 'Sibylla Delphica'