Wherever you are, you can now explore Watts Gallery – Artists' Village online.

Based in Guildford, we are an art gallery and charity dedicated to sharing the history and legacy of our founders – Victorian artists, G F and Mary Watts. Our digital programme, Watts at Home, allows you to discover our historical collection and inspiring learning and contemporary art activities from afar.

Start your digital journey today and enjoy fascinating online talks, virtual tours of our exhibitions and collections, art courses and tutorials suitable for all ages, and much more.


Digital Exhibition
Art & Action: Making Change in Victorian Britain Launching 17 November 2020

Can art change the future? In the nineteenth century, Victorian artists, viewers, and critics increasingly began to believe it could. Discover the Victorian roots of art activism in this digital exhibition, ahead of visiting in person following lockdown.


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Art & Action - Online Talks

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Art, Action, Beyond Two Cultures, with Dr Chila Kumari Singh Burman  

2 Dec

Art, Action & Poverty

20 Jan

Art, Action & Design

17 Feb

International Women’s Day: Art, Action & Craft

8 Mar

Bringing together inspiring artists, historians and activists, this season's talks programme explores contemporary art and activism in response to the exhibition Art & Action: Making Change in Victorian Britain.


Online Courses

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History of Art Course: Art as Change in Victorian Britain

23 Nov

History of Art Course: Art as Change in Victorian Britain

30 Nov

History of Art Course: Art as Change in Victorian Britain

7 Dec

Watts at home - Clay Club

until
18 Dec

From History of Art to drawing and painting - discover this season's online courses, which enable you to learn new skills and expand your knowledge from the comfort of your home. All our courses take place over Zoom, providing you with the opportunity to ask questions and engage with your course leader.


For Families

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Watts at home - Clay Club

until
18 Dec

Make! Festive Cards, Tags and Wrap

1 Dec
2 Jan

Drawing Club Online - 8 - 12 Year Olds

11 Jan

Watts Tots - Online

until
31 Jan

Make Space - Online

until
31 Jan

Ready to get creative with all the family? Be inspired by our online courses and seasonal activities for you to try at home! All our printable resources, activity packs and video tutorials have been designed for you by our Make Space artists.


For Young People

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Art & Action: Bronze Arts Award

7 Jan

Drawing Club Online - 13 - 17 Year Olds

11 Jan

Created especially for 13-17 year olds, these Watts at Home workshops are designed to inspire young artists and equip them with new creative skills, whilst also providing fun, engaging and experimental activities for them to try at home.



Our Collections

Explore fine and decorative art collections at Watts Gallery - Artists' Village with digital talks, tours, blogs and takeovers for you to enjoy from home.

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Collections - Online

Join the Curatorial team as they share personal highlights from across the collections, available for free on the art app Smartify.

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Smartify - Audio Tours

In these 3-minute talks, discover a selection of highlights from across the Watts Gallery collections.

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Picture Talks


Explore fine and decorative art collections at Watts Gallery - Artists' Village with digital talks, tours and blogs for you to enjoy from home.