Our Mission

Inspired by our founders, our vision, mission and values are at the heart of all that we do, and inform our business and action plans.

G F and Mary Watts founded this unique place, brimming with art and ideas. Today we continue to share their story and welcome you to engage, be inspired and create.

Our Vision

To provide an inspiring and enriching visitor experience for all that celebrates artistic excellence by partnering with practising artists and makers to explore the art and ideas of G F and Mary Watts, and how their values shape our vision for equality of opportunity through the arts.

To be an international centre for engaging with mid-19th to early 20th-century art, social history, craft, design and architecture, and the exploration of its relevance in our lives.

To use inspiring and innovative ways to transform lives through art, inside and beyond Watts Gallery – Artists' Village.

To play a leading role in the international Artist's Studio Museums Network and to advocate with audiences worldwide for Watts Gallery – Artists' Village and the other unique places and spaces within the Network that inspire artists.

Upcoming Events and Exhibitions

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The Artists’ Village Walking Tour

28 May

Artist in Residence: Sarah Thien

until
31 May

Summer Half Term

28 May
5 Jun

Platinum Jubilee Lawn Party

2 Jun
5 Jun

Digital Chapel Tour

8 Jun

Watts Chapel Tour

until
10 Jun

The Artists’ Village Walking Tour

11 Jun

Pre-Raphaelite Treasures: Drawings and Watercolours

until
12 Jun

Watts Tots

17 Jun