1 - 13 March
Watts Contemporary Gallery at The Pottery Building
The Big Issues project was established on the beliefs of G F and Mary Watts in providing Art for All. The Wattses cared about issues still prevalent today such as homelessness, pollution, exploitation and unemployment. At the heart of their work was the belief that art could transform lives, and they campaigned to widen access to art for people in society with the least access to it.
This exhibition shows art made by participants in the Artists' Village learning programmes including prisoners at HMP Send, HMP/YOI Feltham, HMP Bronzefield, young people from Surrey Youth Support Services and other Surrey-based community groups. This year 114 people have taken part in 77 artist-led workshops, learning new and transferable skills to help them improve their lives. All participants are invited to submit art for display or for sale in the annual exhibition. Income from sales goes directly back to the participants.
For more information, please call 01483 813593.