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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William Orpen: Method & Mastery

until
23 Feb

The Make Space

23 Feb

The Show Goes On: A Theatre of Portraits by the Royal Society of Portrait Painters

until
23 Feb

February Half Term

until
23 Feb

Limnerslease Tours

until
23 Feb

De Morgan Collection Talks

24 Feb

Forest School

24 Feb

Watts Chapel Tour

28 Feb

Watts Collection Talks

28 Feb