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Until 24 February 2021
Watts at home

Watts at Home - Online

Explore fine and decorative art collections at Watts Gallery - Artists' Village with digital talks, tours, blogs and takeovers for you to enjoy from home.

Audio Tour

Join the Curatorial team as they share personal highlights from across the collections in our Watts At Home audio tour, available for free on the art app Smartify. Exploring the art, lives and ideas of Victorian artists G F and Mary Watts, you can now discover more about this artistic couple from the comfort of your own home.

Click here to listen now. Smartify is also free to download from Google Play and the App Store.

Picture Talks

Our weekly Picture Talks are now digital! The Curatorial Team share their insights into a selection of highlights from across the Watts Gallery collections.

After the Deluge

Eva-Charlotta Mebius, Early Career Research Fellow (Historical & Biblical) discusses G F Watts's rather strange representation of the biblical story of Noah's Ark and the Flood.

Found Drowned

Curatorial Trainee, Abbie Latham, takes a closer look at one of just four social realist works painted by G F Watts – 'Found Drowned'.

Click here to visit our YouTube channel, where you can hear more Picture Talks from our Curatorial team.

On the Blog

From the Archive: Royal Correspondence
Dr. Eva-Charlotta Mebius, Collection Online Early Career Research Fellow (Historical & Biblical)

International Nurses Day: A Portrait of Florence Nightingale
Dr Stacey Clapperton

From the Archive: Royal Correspondence -
Dr. Eva-Charlotta Mebius, Collection Online Early Career Research Fellow (Historical & Biblical)

Curatorial Team in Conversation: Virginia Dalrymple's Dress
Emma Coburn and Dr Stacey Clapperton

'I paint myself constantly': G F Watts's Self-Portraits -
Dr Stacey Clapperton, Curatorial Trainee

The Curious Case of G.F. Watts's Double Portraits -
Dr Stacey Clapperton, Curatorial Trainee

Click here to explore more blogs.

360° tour

Wherever you are, step into Watts Gallery - Artists' Village with our free, interactive virtual tour.

Begin your digital journey in the studio of G F Watts, taking the time to explore the finished and unfinished works on display, as well as the array of materials to be found on the artist's desk. Move through to the Mary Watts Gallery - the first permanent gallery dedicated to the artist and designer Mary Watts – where you can be inspired by her extraordinary story and creative designs. Finish your journey with a visit to the Grade-I listed Watts Chapel, an Arts and Crafts masterpiece designed by Mary Watts in the late 19th century.

Throughout the tour click on the hotspots (click & discover) to activate short videos of our Curators sharing the history of the Artists' Village and its founding artists, and uncover fascinating insights into key objects on display.

Click here to take a virtual 360° tour of Watts Gallery - Artists' Village online today.

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