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March 2018

A Pre-Raphaelite Collection Unveiled: The Cecil French Bequest

March 6 - June 3
Watts Gallery, Down Lane
Compton, Surrey GU3 1DQ United Kingdom
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This 'forgotten' collection, belonging to the Hammersmith and Fulham Council, brings to Watts Gallery - Artists' Village an array of later Pre-Raphaelite paintings and drawings, including important works by Frederic Leighton, Lawrence Alma-Tadema, John William Waterhouse, Edward Burne-Jones and Albert Moore. This will be the Collection's first museum showing since Watts Gallery Trust undertook its conservation in 2017/2018. Our exhibition is based on a collaboration with the Hammersmith and Fulham Council.

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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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Guildford Beer! – A new community presentation.

March 31 @ 11:00 am - June 2 @ 5:00 pm
Free

This small display by local group Halow looks at the history of brewing in Guildford and the history of the oldest pub in town. Halow supports young adults with a learning disability in Guildford and around Surrey.

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April 2018

Surrey Photographic Association

April 7 @ 10:00 am - April 28 @ 4:45 pm
Guildford House Gallery, Guildford High Street
Guildford, Surrey GU1 3AJ United Kingdom
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Free

The Surrey Photographic Association (SPA) returns to Guildford House with its biennial exhibition of photographic prints and projected digital images from the best work of the participating camera clubs in Surrey, West Sussex and North-East Hampshire. The prints shown are in three classes; Colour, Monochrome and Nature, whilst there are two classes in projected digital imaging, Open and Nature.

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Lee Miller: Picasso Portraits

April 14 - June 17
The Lightbox, The Lightbox, Chobham Road
Woking, GU21 4AA United Kingdom
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American model turned Surrealist photographer, Lee Miller first met Picasso in the early 1930s and thus began their life-long friendship. Miller became a muse for Picasso, as well as a lover, which gave her unique access to the artist, captured in the informality of these photographs. 14 April 2018 – 17 June 2018 £5.00 Day Pass or £7.50 Annual Pass

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Tunsgate – a century of change

April 21 @ 11:00 am - June 16 @ 5:00 pm
Free

This display is researched and produced by the Friends of Guildford Museum and is the second of our exhibitions curated by community groups. In 1918 the Tunsgate area of Guildford was a narrow, dark, mostly residential street next to the fire damaged remains of a large draper’s store. It was transformed into ‘the place to be’ with the Picture Playhouse cinema and Boxer’s Café.

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May 2018

Guildford Art Society 2018 Spring Exhibition

May 5 - May 20
Guildford House Gallery, Guildford High Street
Guildford, Surrey GU1 3AJ United Kingdom
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The Guildford Art Society 2018 Spring Exhibition will open to the public at Guildford House Gallery on Saturday 5 May 2018 and runs, including Sundays, every day until Sunday 20 May 2018.  There will be a private view for invitees at 6pm on Friday 4 May 2018. The handing in of exhibits for members is from 2pm until 4.30pm on Monday 30 April 2018 at the Gallery. Collections' afternoon for members will be on Monday 21 May 2018. The show is…

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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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Gouache For Everyone

May 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Guildford House Gallery, Guildford High Street
Guildford, Surrey GU1 3AJ United Kingdom
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Free

As part of the Guildford Art Society's Spring exhibition at Guildford House Gallery.  Society member Melanie Cambridge will provide a demonstration on the medium of gouache. This event of which will be held in the Brew House in the courtyard of Guildford House Gallery is free but booking is advised.  To secure your place please call Guildford Borough Council's Heritage Services on 01483 444751. Please be advised that only step access is provided to the Brew house due to the…

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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

Tunsgate: Two centuries and more of change

June 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Supporting our exhibition Tunsgate: a century of change, this talk by Town Guide Hugh Anscombe looks at the earlier history of this area. This event will be held in the Victorian School Room at 391/2 Castle Street, Guildford, just around the corner from the Museum. This is a free event but we recommend booking in advance, please call the Museum on 01483 444751 to secure your place.

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Art & Soul 2018

June 2 - June 17
The Artful Gallery, Whitehanger, Marley Lane
Haslemere, Surrey GU27 3PY United Kingdom
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Over 100 works of art to go on show at ‘Art & Soul’ 2018 exhibition in Haslemere in June Local artist, David Paynter, who operates under the banner of The Artful Gallery, is hosting 21 award-winning artists at his studio and six acres of grounds in Haslemere in June.  Over 100 works will be on show, including paintings, drawings, ceramics, glass, metals and a sculpture trail around the beautiful gardens and woodland of his 'Huf' house on Marley Common. This…

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Surrey Contemporaries Art Exhibition at Denbies Wine Estate, Dorking RH5 6AA

June 4 - June 17
Denbies Wine Estate, London Road
Dorking, Surrey RH5 6AA United Kingdom
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Free

For the third year running, The Surrey Contemporaries are holding their Summer Exhibition at Denbies Wine Estate in Dorking from Monday 4th to Sunday 17th June 2018 inclusive (open daily 9.30 am to 5.00 pm/10.00 am to 5.00 pm on Sundays). The group, who originally met at art classes, are mostly Surrey-based and paint in a modern and contemporary way.  Using mainly acrylics and oils, sometimes including paint mediums and collage, their work covers a diverse range of subjects from landscapes…

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Finding Our Voice – Meet the Artist

June 9 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Guildford House Gallery, Guildford High Street
Guildford, Surrey GU1 3AJ United Kingdom
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Free

As part of the exhibition Finding Our Voice at Guildford House Gallery.  This is a chance to meet the artists exhibiting in the exhibition and discover their stories from the 1968 Guildford College of Art sit in to the present day. If you like this exhibition then pay a visit to  Guildford Museum and explore the Sitting Down For Our Rights: Remembering the 1968 Guildford School of Art Sit-In. Exhibition.

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James Henry Pullen

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

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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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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Tuesday Tales

July 24 @ 1:00 pm - 1:10 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until 25/09/2018

Free

This talk is part of the supporting programme for the exhibition Take A Closer Look 21 July - 29 September. Take a closer look at intriguing objects from the collections. Spare ten to twenty minutes in your day pr lunch break to join these informal conversational sessions in the exhibition. One special object will be highlighted in each session. Together we will look more closely at it and share the stories. we have about it.

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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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