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Much to See at Guildford Arts Summer Exhibition

Published on: 21 Jun, 2024
Updated on: 22 Jun, 2024

High quality contemporary art by national as well as local artists will be on display at the annual Guildford Arts Summer Exhibition from July 3 to 18.

Now in its 26th year, the exhibition will be held in the peaceful riverside setting of the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre’s Mill Studio.

Tactile work by printmaker and textile artist Therese Ferrero.

Artworks featured, which are all for sale, include glass, ceramics, sculpture, paintings, drawings, textiles, prints and photography.

Some 24 artists take part this year, including glass artist Adam Aaronson, photographer Mandy Millyard and painter David Dragon.

Sculpture from repurposed vintage items by Fee Fraser.

Others featured include Fee Fraser, who makes one-off 3-D characters and quirky automata using machine embroidery and repurposed vintage items; printmaker Ruth Barrett Danes; and printmaker and textile artist Therese Ferrero.

The exhibition will be opened by the Mayor of Guildford, Sallie Barker, at an invitation-only private view on July 3.

Artists help with stewarding of the exhibition, and on July 6 and July 13 they will take part in a “meet the artist Saturdays”, chatting to visitors about their inspiration, working styles and methods.

Photography by Mandy Millyard.

On July 6, Guildford writer Alice Fowler will also be present, selling and signing copies of her collection of short stories, The Truth Has Arms and Legs.

Raffle draws will take place on both Saturdays, with prizes provided by sponsors, including Seawhite of Brighton, George Weil art and craft supplies, Guildford Financial and Framing Castle.

Print by Ruth Barrett-Danes.

Younger visitors can take part in a fun art quiz or create their own works, with art materials and prizes supplied.

The exhibition will be open from July 3 1o 18, Monday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm, with some late-night opening.

Admission is free. See Guildford Arts for details.




  1. Tactile work by printmaker and textile artist, Therese Ferrero
  2. Sculpture from repurposed vintage items by Fee Fraser

3.Photography by Mandy Millyard

4.Print by Ruth Barrett-Danes

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