Artist in Residence

The Watts Gallery - Artists' Village Artist in Residence scheme started in 2005 and sustains the heritage and ethos of Watts Gallery's founders to inspire emerging artists and creative practitioners. It was instigated by the generous support of Winsor & Newton and for the past three years has been supported by The Fenton Arts Trust.

Each year Watts Gallery Trust asks artists to apply for residencies in response to our exhibitions and the art and ideas of GF and Mary Watts. The artists also contribute to our events and the Art for All Learning and Outreach programme.

The Artists' Village is most grateful to the Heritage Lottery Fund, The Fenton Arts Trust and Winsor & Newton for making this scheme possible. Thank you also to the University for Creative Arts, the Poetry Society and the University of Surrey for their partnerships.

Watts Gallery Trust is committed to supporting artists and freelancers as much as is possible during the current Covid-19 crisis. Click here to view our list of information and resources about opportunities, public funding and research projects that you may wish to access during this period of uncertainty.

November 2020 - March 2021

Chris Pavia

19 November 2019 - 23 February 2020

Louise Grundy

9 July - 3 November 2019

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Fiona Grady

2 April - 23 June 2019

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Mary Branson

14 November 2018 – 13 March 2019

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Russell Jakubowski

29 June - 9 October 2018

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Christopher Eales

Lettering Arts Trust
Artist: Chris Elsey
28 February - 4 March 2018

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Open Studio: Lettering Arts Trust 2018

Julie King
22 - 28 January 2018

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Open Studio: Julie King 2018

Diana Croft
16 - 20 January

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Open Studio: Diana Croft 2018

Isaac Nugent
4 – 10 December 2017

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Open Studio: Isaac Nugent 2017

Charlie Betts & Anna Garrett
13 – 22 November &
28 November – 3 December 2017

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Open Studio: Charlie Betts & Anna Garrett 2017

Monica Takvam is a Norwegian visual artist and photographer.

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Monica Takvam 2016 - 17

Andrew Kearney was born in Limerick, Ireland in 1961. He studied fine art at Limerick College of Art and Design.

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Andrew Kearney 2015-16

Jennie developed her interest in art while working as a Doctor, Psychologist and later in the pharmaceutical industry.

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Dr Jennie Jewitt-Harris 2014-15

Clare's work is concept-led, drawing from the visions presented in the Bible within the Book of Revelations.

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Clare Kuznik 2013-14

Helen Jarvis completed her BA Honours in Fine Art from the University for the Creative Arts at Farnham in 2011.

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Helen Jarvis 2011-12

Deborah Gourlay was born in Argentina. She completed a degree in Fine Art from the University for the Creative Arts in Farnham in 2010.

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Deborah Gourlay 2010-11

Since 2005 the Artists' VIllage has had 10 Artists in Residence working across mediums from 2D collage to ceramics to installations.

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Previous Artists in Residence