Sidney Sime Gallery: Heritage Weekend 13-15th September
September 13 - September 15
Sime Art Gallery – Celebrate the Gallery’s recent achievement of a National Lottery Heritage Fund grant to help secure the future of the Gallery. View Sime’s remarkable oil ‘Fountains and Figures’ exhibited recently at an International Exhibition in Italy and restored by The Friends of Guildford House.
Visit this gem of a Gallery, purpose built in 1956 to exhibiting over 800 drawings, paintings,books and letters by Sidney Herbert Sime, Master of the Mysterious. His book and magazine illustrations include theatrical and local caricatures of people who frequented the local pub! His artworks include Scottish watercolours and oil landscapes, and demonstrate the influence of Blake, Beardsley, Rackham, Hokusai and Hiroshige as well as his own remarkable style seen in the fantasy oil paintings. In addition, the Gallery houses albums and brilliant black and white Victorian illustrations. This year we are featuring Sime’s Aristocratic Heritage with wealthy Patrons Lord Howard de Walden and Lord Dunsany.Visit our website www.sidneysimegallery.org.uk
For more details obtain a copy of Guildford’s Heritage Weekend from Guildford House.
Heritage Weekend 13-15th September