Watts Contemporary Gallery

Current exhibition

Reflections: The observant art of Richard Bawden and Chloe Cheesë | 21 April - 10 June

About

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

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Banner image: Richard Bawden, Fireside II, The Green Man, Linocut

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