Watts Contemporary Gallery

CURRENT EXHIBITION Diana Croft: Colour Pattern Texture 13 January - 18 February

NEXT EXHIBITION Equestrian Energy: Reimagined in Art 23 February - 15 April

Watts Contemporary Gallery sells contemporary artwork to support Watts Gallery Trust's Art for All programme. Curated exhibitions support and showcase work by emerging and established artists and makers of national and international merit, including local artists, that resonate with the heritage and ethos of Watts Gallery - Artists' Village.

Our contemporary programme complements the founding vision of Art for All of G F and Mary Watts, who, as contemporary artists in their own time, pushed the boundaries of fine art, craft and design. As well as supporting fellow contemporary artists, the Wattses' set up a thriving commercial pottery business. The Watts Contemporary Gallery is housed in the original pottery building.

'The Watts Contemporary Gallery, which formerly housed Mary Watts's Compton Pottery, showcases and sells artists' work in beautifully curated exhibitions in the spirit of Mary Watts' original commercial activities which supported the picture gallery and apprentices working in the pottery. Today the building showcases the work of subsequent and currently practicing artists who complement the collections and ethos of the Artists' Village. As an integral part of this remit, Watts Gallery Trust supports contemporary artists in their development and desire to reach new audiences.'

'The proceeds from the sale of work directly benefits Watts Gallery Trust's learning and outreach programme which engages over 20,000 participants each year. As an independent charity, this support is vital and has the double dividend of helping artists of the past and present as well as supporting members of the public who wish to engage with art and help current artistic practice thrive.' -

Alistair Burtenshaw, Director, Watts Gallery Trust

Find out about exhibition opportunities in our Exhibitors Pack.

Banner image - Jennifer Jokhoo, Box Hill Sunset, Linocut
Footer image -Andy Lovell, Low Tide, Birling Gap, Silkscreen

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Upcoming Events and Exhibitions

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Artist in Residence Open Studio: Diana Croft

until
20 Jan

Art Apprentice: Life Drawing

20 Jan

The Make Space

21 Jan

Guided Tours of Limnerslease

until
21 Jan

Conservation Open Studio

25 Jan

Collagraph Printmaking

27 Jan

Artist in Residence Open Studio: Julie King

22 Jan
28 Jan

The Make Space

28 Jan

Guided Tours of Limnerslease

23 Jan
28 Jan