Our Values

Discovery

Independent-minded, innovative, inspirational, experimental and dynamic. Once a hidden gem, now a place where people make their own personal discoveries through art, architecture and the environment.

Authenticity

True to our founders' vision, values and ideals; a place of authentic artistic excellence and academic calibre. A place of interpretation and creation – a gateway between late 19th to early 20th-century heritage and 21st-century innovation. Maintaining our unique sense of place through our guardianship of the art, ideas, buildings and wider landscape that today make up Watts Gallery – Artists' Village.

Community

A rural haven away from the everyday where nature and art combine, fulfilling our founders' Arts & Crafts vision. We treasure our village location by showing respect for the community, working locally and inclusively and providing community support. We play a central role in placemaking for Surrey and the wider South-East region.

Welcoming

We offer a warm welcome to all visitors as a place of artistic inspiration that everyone can enjoy. We ensure that the commitment, enthusiasm and energy of staff and volunteers delivers a first-class visitor experience for everyone.

Art for All

We follow in the footsteps of our founders by using the transformative power of the arts to move, inspire and engage and by driving social change, self-development and empowerment through the arts.

Excellence

We maintain the highest standards of international excellence and showcase high quality works of art, ensuring an eye for detail and offering a seamless visitor experience. This is demonstrated through innovative and experimental programmes, constant and continuing research, development and scholarship.

Upcoming Events and Exhibitions

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Conservation Open Studio

23 May

Volunteer Open Day

25 May

Watts Late: To the Moon & Back

25 May

The Make Space

26 May

Limnerslease Tours: The Artists' Home

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26 May

Exhibition Tour: Moonscapes

28 May

Artist in Residence Open Studio: Mary Branson

29 May

Conservation Open Studio

30 May

Watts Chapel Tour

31 May