Art and Action

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17 November 2020 - 21 March 2021
Watts Gallery

Art & Action
17 November 2020 – 21 March 2021
Admission Friends free | Under 18s free
Please note that pre-booking for timed admission is essential for all visitors

This winter, Watts Gallery – Artists' Village presents Art and Action. Can art change the future? From the mid- to late-nineteenth century, Victorian artists, viewers, and critics believed it could. As poverty, hunger and disease all became increasingly urgent issues in industrial Britain, many artists began to consider how their work could benefit society. Bringing together a range of artworks, from large-scale Academy oils to Arts & Crafts decorative wares, this exhibition explores the diverse strategies used by British artists to not only address inequalities, but to ensure that their art galvanised socio-political reform.



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