Watts Contemporary Gallery: Exhibitions Programme 2020

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Posted 20th December 2019

Watts Contemporary Gallery: 2020 Exhibitions Programme

With 2020 just around the corner, we would like to announce our exciting exhibitions programme at Watts Contemporary Gallery for the year ahead.

Opening on 11 January, The Show Goes On: A Theatre of Portraits by the Royal Society of Portrait Painters will showcase a series of beguiling paintings, featuring cabaret and showmen, actors, comedians, musicians, dancers and playwrights - all by the current membership of the RP. This exhibition includes portraits and studies of well-known faces including Sammy Davis Jnr, John Osborne, David Morrissey and Tilda Swinton.

The Show Goes On will be followed by a highly-anticipated exhibition featuring works by Norman Ackroyd (28 February - 19 April), one of Britain's foremost landscape artists and contemporary printmakers.

From 24 April - 7 June, we will be showing the intimate and personal compositions of contemporary painter-printmaker Anita Klein. Witty, charismatic, warm and poignant, her artwork is an archive of personal moments that anyone can identify with, conveying the pleasure in everyday moments.

Later that month, we will be celebrating the return of our annual Art for All exhibition (12 - 28 June). Just as Mary Watts opened the doors of her home studio and welcomed local people in to learn new creative skills and participate in social enterprise, Watts Gallery Trust works in partnership with local charities, organisations and prisons to offer artist-led workshops. See the amazing works created by participants of our Art for All programme.

With our summer exhibition exploring the theme of birds, the year will close with the return of our annual exhibitions, Watts Ceramics and In Print.

Image: James Hague, David Morrissey, oil on board.

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