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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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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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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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Young Contemporary Talent from The Ingram Collection

July 7 @ 10:30 am - September 16 @ 5:00 pm
The Lightbox Gallery and Museum, The Lighbox Gallery & Museum
Woking, Surrey GU214AA United Kingdom
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This exhibition, drawn from the Young Contemporary Talent branch of The Ingram Collection, will include established and up and coming artists such as Haroon Mirza, Harrison Pearce, Victoria Sin, Steven Ingman, and Tahmina Negmat. Cutting-edge painting, sculpture, film and installation will all feature, celebrating the thought-provoking work being produced by young artists in the UK. The gallery will be taken over large-scale artworks across mediums, creating an immersive experience for visitors.

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Sidney Francis: Photographs of Woking in the 1920s & 1930s

July 14 - October 7
The Lightbox Gallery and Museum, The Lighbox Gallery & Museum
Woking, Surrey GU214AA United Kingdom
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The work of Sidney Francis (1891-1973) offers an insight into life in Woking and nearby towns in the 1920s and 1930s. The photographic collection from The Surrey History Centre highlights significant events such as Eid celebrations, visits of American war widows, wedding parties and sports teams.

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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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Centrepiece

July 18 - August 19
The Lightbox Gallery and Museum, The Lighbox Gallery & Museum
Woking, Surrey GU214AA United Kingdom
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Our annual Centrepiece project brings together seven local schools to take inspiration from ‘Redoubt’ by Anthony Caro. What emerges is some highly creative art from 3-11 year olds. Centrepiece is kindly sponsored by The Arts Society Mayford.

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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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Alice Macdonald: Object of Movement

August 21 - September 2
The Lightbox Gallery and Museum, The Lighbox Gallery & Museum
Woking, Surrey GU214AA United Kingdom
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Alice Macdonald has a disability which affects all physical aspects of her life. This informs her work as she explores how movement can be portrayed through art. Free entry | Suggested donation £3

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September 2018

Women’s Support Centre: New Beginnings Art Awards 2018

September 8 - October 14
The Lightbox Gallery and Museum, The Lighbox Gallery & Museum
Woking, Surrey GU214AA United Kingdom
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The Women’s Support Centre promotes participation in the arts to women in Surrey prisons and those in contact with the Criminal Justice System. This year’s theme is 'Hear my Voice', which celebrates 100 years since the first women were granted the vote in Britain. Free entry, suggested donation £3

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Surrey Contemporaries Art Exhibition at The Haslemere Museum

September 19 @ 10:00 am - October 6 @ 5:00 pm
Haslemere Museum, 78 High Street
Haslemere, Surrey GU27 2LA United Kingdom
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The Surrey Contemporaries are holding their Autumn Art Exhibition from Wednesday 19th September to Saturday 6th October at The Haslemere Museum, 78 High Street, Haslemere, Surrey GU27 2LA.  The exhibition is open from 10.00 am until 5.00 pm (closed Sunday/Monday) and entry is free.  They will be holding a "Meet the Artists" session at The Museum between 11.00 am and 2.00 pm on Saturday 22nd September - do join them for a drink and a chat!  There will be many…

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Sidney Francis: A Life through a Lens

September 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Lightbox Gallery and Museum, The Lighbox Gallery & Museum
Woking, Surrey GU214AA United Kingdom
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Inspired by the exhibition 'Photographs around Woking: Sidney Francis in the 1920s and 1930s', Jill Hyams, Archivist at The Surrey History Centre, and Peter Hall, Exhibitions Manager at The Lightbox, will explore the work of freelance reporter and newspaper photographer Sidney Francis (1891-1973), discussing the places, people and festivities which Sidney Francis captured. Advance booking required. Talks last for approximately 45 minutes with a short time for questions. Doors open 30 minutes before the start of the talk. Drinks are available…

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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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Fields of Flowers by Becca Clegg

September 24 @ 9:00 am - October 13 @ 5:00 pm
Guildford Institute, Ward Street
Guildford, GU1 4LH United Kingdom
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Becca is back at the Institute with her colourful, impressionistic landscapes. Her journey began at Kingston University with a love of texture and pattern. She uses acrylic paint and inks, adding marks and colour to alter the mood and depth, to form final compositions. This summer Becca finished 12 large paintings for Frimley Park Hospital and took part in Yvonne Arnaud Art. Her work is in Europe, Canada, Australia and Dubai and Corte Real Gallery, Portugal. Becca’s paintings are joyful,…

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Impressionism: The Art of Life

29/09/2018 - 13/01/2019
The Lightbox Gallery and Museum, The Lighbox Gallery & Museum
Woking, Surrey GU214AA United Kingdom
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Share the Impressionists’ depiction of their everyday world in this extraordinary exhibition, showcasing a rare combination of French Impressionist paintings and sculpture, spanning from the early 1860s to the beginning of the First World War. The exhibition will display works by world-renowned artists such as Paul Cezanne, Edgar Degas and Pierre-Auguste Renoir, all of whom exhibited artwork in the very first Impressionist group exhibition in France. Home to the movement, the idyllic French landscape made for a fitting subject for the…

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October 2018

An Evening with Mary Branson

October 4 @ 6:30 pm - 8:15 pm
Guildford Institute, Ward Street
Guildford, GU1 4LH United Kingdom
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£15

The Guildford Institute and Guildford Arts join forces to welcome successful artist Mary Branson, creator of New Dawn, the contemporary light sculpture sited at the entrance to St Stephen’s Hall in the Houses of Parliament. New Dawn is a permanent addition to the Parliamentary Art Collection, as well as the first piece of abstract art commissioned for permanent display in the Palace of Westminster. Mary will explain the story of the sculpture and how it was created to reflect the…

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Collages by Beth Osler

October 15 @ 9:00 am - November 3 @ 5:00 pm
Guildford Institute, Ward Street
Guildford, GU1 4LH United Kingdom
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Over the years Beth has enjoyed making things from paper and scrap materials, including papier-mache vessels and brooches, rag rugs, quilts and shadow puppets. The collages shown in this exhibition have all been made in the last 14 years. During that time Beth has been particularly influenced by the work of Paul Klee, and has had a strong interest in Islamic patterns. She has enjoyed making images of her family and friends and the countryside around us. The collages are…

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November 2018

Artistic Journey by David & Cecilia Sprot

November 6 @ 9:00 am - November 24 @ 5:00 pm
Guildford Institute, Ward Street
Guildford, GU1 4LH United Kingdom
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Art is a journey – a weird journey without a destination – the route is wherever your fancy takes you. Cecilia is a Peruvian-British artist with a strong academic background, studying for an OCA Fine Art Degree. Working in pastel and water-mixable oil she loves photo-realistic portraiture with a twist of drama and colour using her IT and photography skills to create dramatic compositions. David is a former accountant whose work is mainly bold and bright, and he is often…

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Travel With Me by Songul Yilmaz Meier

November 26 @ 9:00 am - December 21 @ 5:00 pm
Guildford Institute, Ward Street
Guildford, GU1 4LH United Kingdom
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Songul is an internationally-exhibited artist and adult education tutor working in watercolour, pastel and oil. She was born in Turkey and moved to England after finishing her studies. Songul’s palette and simple brushstrokes are the result of the academic art training she received in Turkey and many years of painting and teaching in England. She takes most of her inspiration from her travels, particularly her painting holidays in Tuscany, Switzerland, France and Turkey. She likes to capture strong light and…

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