Art & Artists

Learn about artists and the stories behind their work.

Discover our collection including paintings, sculptures, pottery and drawings. Find out more about our Artists in Residence and Contemporary Gallery. Take part in our programme of exhibitions, talks and workshops.

Find something to read, watch and enjoy.


Artists in Residence

Meet our past and present Artists in Residence
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Browse and buy unique contemporary art
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What's on

See and make art with our exhibitions and events
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Our founders

George Frederic Watts was one of the most successful British artists of the 19th century. Mary Watts was a renowned designer and founder of The Potters’ Arts Guild at Compton.

They married in 1886 and formed a strong artistic partnership. In 1904 they opened Watts Gallery.

Learn and make

  1. A photograph of three girls sitting on the ground in the woods at Watts Gallery colouring and painting on paper

    Summer holidays

  2. Photograph of a table with flowers and paintings of the flowers scattered over it.

    Saturday sketch

  3. Three visitors walk down a cobble path surrounded by green trees

    The Artists' Village walking tour


We welcome researchers at Watts Gallery - Artists' Village.

For enquiries about our collection and any research projects, please contact our Collections team.