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March 2018

Picasso: Paper & Clay

March 17 - June 24
The Lightbox, The Lightbox, Chobham Road
Woking, GU21 4AA United Kingdom
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Pablo Picasso is renowned for his insatiable curiosity and tireless urge for creativity which often led him to mediums beyond painting. Spanning almost seven decades of the artist’s life, the exhibition celebrates Picasso’s experimentation with drawing, printmaking and ceramics and explores the relationship between these different mediums and the ways in which they fostered his creativity. 17 March 2018 – 24 June 2018 £5.00 Day Pass or £7.50 Annual Pass | Under 18s Free Image: Picasso’s Studio Villa La Galloise at…

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May 2018

Guildford Art Society Spring Exhibition

May 5 @ 10:00 am - July 20 @ 4:45 pm
Guildford House Gallery, Guildford High Street
Guildford, Surrey GU1 3AJ United Kingdom
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Free

This exhibition is bursting with colour, Visit the spring exhibition by Guildford Art Society to discover and buy original art from local professional and amateur artists and makers.

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Sitting Down For Our Rights: Remembering the 1968 Guildford School of Art Sit-In

May 19 @ 11:00 am - July 14 @ 5:00 pm
Free

The late 1960s saw protests across the globe against injustice. This was the era of the civil rights movement in the US and worldwide opposition to the Vietnam War. Students were involved in many of these protests. In Guildford in 1968 a group of students at the School of Art took part in a “sit-in” protesting about what they felt was the declining quality of their education and the lack of consultation on changes to their courses. The Guildford sit-in…

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Finding Our Voice: Guildford School of Art Sit-In, 1968

May 26 @ 8:00 am - July 28 @ 5:00 pm
Guildford House Gallery, Guildford High Street
Guildford, Surrey GU1 3AJ United Kingdom
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Free

To complement the Sitting Down for our Rights exhibition at Guildford Museum. This exhibition featuring artists who were students and staff during the 1968 Guildford School of Art sit-in. The exhibition showcases their careers and both early and current work. This exhibition is on show seven days a week but will have a reduced viewing time on a Sunday of which will be between the times of 11am and 4pm.

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June 2018

James Henry Pullen

June 19 - October 21
Watts Gallery, Down Lane
Compton, Surrey GU3 1DQ United Kingdom
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£11.50

James Henry Pullen was a celebrity in his day, admired for his extraordinary skill as a carpenter and model maker yet classed as an 'idiot savant' due to his inability to communicate verbally. Discover Pullen's remarkable life and imagination in the first-ever gallery show dedicated to his work.

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North Surrey Artists Summer Exhibition

June 23 @ 10:00 am - July 15 @ 4:45 pm
Guildford House Gallery, Guildford High Street
Guildford, Surrey GU1 3AJ United Kingdom
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Free

Guildford House is pleased to welcome back ten members from North Surrey Artists, a group of local, professional and experienced amateur artists whose work spans a wide range of styles and media. Over 60 original framed paintings, sculpture, ceramics, original folios, prints and cards will be on display and for sale. It promises to be an exciting exhibition! Please be advised this exhibition is on show seven days a week but reduced viewing hours between 11am-4pm will occur on a…

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North Surrey Artists – Meet the Artist

June 23 @ 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Guildford House Gallery, Guildford High Street
Guildford, Surrey GU1 3AJ United Kingdom
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Free

As part of the North Surrey Artist's Summer Exhibition at Guildford House Gallery this event gives you the opportunity to informally meet the exhibiting artists in the exhibition.

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July 2018

Gifted: Uncovering the Stories behind the Collections

July 3 @ 10:00 am - September 1 @ 5:00 pm
Haslemere Museum, 78 High Street
Haslemere, Surrey GU27 2LA United Kingdom
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Free Entry

Don't miss this intriguing exhibition, which uncovers the fascinating stories behind the collectors who gifted their wonderful treasures to the Museum. From beautiful taxidermy birds to Ancient Egyptian objects, this is a unique opportunity to see rarely displayed artefacts and learn more about how they became part of the Museum's rich and diverse collections. To find out more visit, www.haslemeremuseum.co.uk Museum Open Tuesday to Saturday | 10am-5pm | Admission by Donation

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Yvonne Arnaud Art 2018

July 4 - July 19
The Mill Studio, Guildford's Yvonne Arnaud Theatre
Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX United Kingdom
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Free

Guildford Arts Annual Summer Exhibition The Mill Studio Theatre, 4 – 19 July 2018 Guildford Arts will be holding its 23rd Annual Summer Exhibition at the Mill Studio, a historic Victorian Building next to the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre. Want to know more? Visit GuildfordArts.com  

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The Discerning Eye – For the first time the Discerning Eye comes to Guildford

July 14 @ 10:00 am - September 16 @ 4:45 pm
Guildford House Gallery, Guildford High Street
Guildford, Surrey GU1 3AJ United Kingdom
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Free

Each year the Discerning Eye hosts an exhibition of small works (50cm maximum size) in London. Since 2006, the Discerning Eye has been acquiring works of art from the annual exhibition to create the Discerning Eye Collection. Work from this diverse collection forms our exhibition at Guildford House. The Discerning Eye is an educational charity, established in the UK in 1990, to encourage a wider understanding and appreciation of the visual arts and to stimulate debate about the place and…

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Take A Closer Look

July 21 @ 11:00 am - September 29 @ 5:00 pm
Free

Guildford Museum has over 100,000 objects in its care, including items illustrating local archaeology and history, needlework and toys, and items associated with famous people such as Lewis Carroll and Gertrude Jekyll.  A representative selection of these diverse and often intriguing objects forms the heart of our exhibition Take A Closer Look. Come to Guildford Museum to enjoy a closer look yourself at fascinating objects with stories to tell about the people who made them, used them, or perhaps discovered…

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Family Fun – Guildford Museum A to Z

July 21 @ 11:00 am - September 8 @ 5:00 pm
Free

Guildford Museum needs your help. We’re putting together an A to Z of the objects in the museum, from A for axe to Z for zebra (a toy one of course!) Come along, pick a letter and draw an object starting with that letter. The drawing will go on display in the museum and on our social media.

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August 2018

Flood

August 11 @ 11:00 am - October 27 @ 5:00 pm
Free

This exhibition showcases images and memories of devastating floods that have swept Guildford and Surrey including the waves of water that washed the area in 1968.

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September 2018

An Encounter with Colour – Ten paintings by Jennie Tuffs

September 22 @ 10:00 am - October 6 @ 5:00 pm
Guildford House Gallery, Guildford High Street
Guildford, Surrey GU1 3AJ United Kingdom
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Free

Jennie Tuffs is a Londoner now working near Edinburgh. She pioneered the fine-art use of her medium, unforgiving liquid acrylics, for her portraits of flowers. These are recognized, not least by botanists, for revealing the essence of the flower. In her recent work the focus has shifted to an emphasis on location and sense of space. An artists with an international reputation Jennie trained at St Martin’s School of Art, the Academia dei Belli Arte, Florence, and Goldsmiths. Guildford’s Heritage…

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