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Inspiring New Exhibitions At Watts Gallery Artists Village

Published on: 17 Dec, 2020
Updated on: 17 Dec, 2020

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This winter at Watts Gallery – Artists’ Village, discover two inspiring new exhibitions in their temporary and contemporary galleries.

Art & Action: Making Change in Victorian Britain (December 2 2020 to March 21 2021) is the first exhibition to focus on the Victorian roots of art activism.

Featuring key works by Sir Luke Fildes, William Morris and G F Watts, the exhibition explores how, in the Victorian era, art came to be recognised as a powerful tool that could enact social change, improve lives and ultimately shape the future.

Art & Action: Making Change in Victorian Britain at Watts Gallery (December 2 2020 to March 21 2021).

In Watts Contemporary Gallery, their annual show In Print returns for its fourth year. It features twice the usual number of printmakers in order to support more artists and makers during this challenging time.

IN PRINT: 20/20 Vision (2 December 2020 – 21 February 2021) showcases work by 20 artists working in a diverse range of printmaking techniques, with all works available for you to purchase.

IN PRINT: 20/20 Vision at Watts Gallery (December 2 2020 to February 21 2021).

When you visit, you must explore the Christmas trees around the Artists’ Village this festive season, as well as ‘Belonging’ – a large-scale outdoor sculptural installation woven in willow by artist Deborah Davies.

You can also purchase Watts’s Winter Holiday Make Kit, containing everything you need to personalise a festive decoration to hang up at home.

Don’t forget to head to the Tea Shop for delicious seasonal food and drinks to eat in and takeaway, and search for stocking fillers and delightful gifts in the Watts Shop.

Belonging a sculptural installation by Hampshire-based artist Deborah Davies

To support social distancing, pre-booking for timed admission is required for the historic galleries and Art & Action: Making Change in Victorian Britain. Please note that Watts Gallery – Artists’ Village may be in a different tier to your home, so please check the government guidance for your local tier before booking.

To find out more about what to expect from your visit and to book tickets please visit the Watts Gallery website – wattsgallery.org.uk.

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