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.
Throughout her residency, Louise will be making art inspired by G F Watts's Hall of Fame portrait series, as well as our two seasonal exhibitions, William Orpen: Method & Mastery (on until 23 February) and The Show Goes On: A Theatre of Portraits by the Royal Society of Portrait Painters (11 January - 23 February 2020).