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For sixteen days in June Surrey artists will be welcoming the public into their studios for the annual Surrey Artists’ Open Studios (SAOS) event taking place in artist’s studios right across the county.Find out more »
Repurposed brings together artists who work with either recycled, reused or found materials, making beautiful and compelling works. Breathing new life into discarded objects and offering a platform for discussion on the subject of sustainability and recycling.Find out more »
This exhibition presents new leather wall panels, vessels and brooches by Janine Partington, one of our most popular makers, recently selected for the prestigious Collect Open.
Janine is best known for her craft of enamelling with fresh, clean, contemporary design, also included in the show. There is no booking required and admission is free.Find out more »
This ground-breaking exhibition brings twenty artists and makers of African/Caribbean heritage to showcase their work, not previously seen in Farnham.Find out more »
Paintings, sculpture, ceramics, jewellery and glass by artists from around the country in a Victorian house and garden.Find out more »
The Surrey Contemporaries will be exhibiting their art at Denbies, Dorking 17 - 30 June. Affordable paintings, prints & cards by local artists. Free entry, purchases can be taken away immediately.Find out more »
An exhibition at Guildford House Gallery between 22 June - 14 July by The Maritime Art Group: twelve artists featuring paintings of the coast, ships and the sea.Find out more »
Join us to create a craft sunflower and to celebrate Farnham in Bloom, local wildlife and recycled craft materials with Sonia Percival, the Farnham based mixed media textile artist.Find out more »
Frottage is a fun and experimental technique where you create an artwork from the patterns and shapes already on the page. This technique is great for people who are looking to loosen up their style. Students will learn about Max Ernst who invented the technique and his significance in art history. No content will be repeated from prior courses or workshops. This workshop is for all abilities. Thursday 04 July · 1pm–4pm £19.80 (£18 concs; £16.50 GI Members)Find out more »
The Charity Pop-Up Gallery with Garden, in the beautiful village of Shere, is a celebration of art and nature.
It also raises awareness of, and funds for, mental health and nature conservation with Oakleaf and WWF.
The free summer exhibition ‘Feeling & Matter’ will show the diverse creative output of the English painter, sculptor and writer, John Rich. Having exhibited alongside David Hockney and many others, he went on to have critically successful one-man shows in London and exhibited with the Young Contemporaries and the London Group. He then struggled with bi-polar and sadly fell into obscurity.
This exhibition presents many works never before shown in public and features those kindly lent by Lord & Lady Levy.
The garden complements the gallery and reflects the life-long relationship between the artist and his muse.
Open July to September.
12noon to 6pm at weekends.
(other times by appointment - please email us)
Claire Harrison will share her extensive knowledge of watercolour from more than 35 years of experience in painting with the medium. Claire will explain how to use water to control the paint and the differences between the ways to use watercolour, from wet-on-wet to layering. This workshop is suitable for complete beginners. Thursday 11 July · 1pm-4pm £19.80 (£18 concs; £16.50 GI Members)Find out more »
East and West have very different approaches to art and expression on the page. Claire Harrison will explore the differences and demonstrate a variety of different drawing and painting techniques from the East. Students will use watercolour and ink, but will be able to choose the inspiration from which they work. This workshop is for all abilities. Thursday 18 July · 1pm-4pm £19.80 (£18 concs; £16.50 GI Members)Find out more »
People and Places celebrates the 60th anniversary of Guildford House being opened as our art gallery. People and places as portrayed in the art work and objects in Guildford Borough Council’s museum and gallery collections. On show 20 July-22 SeptemberFind out more »
Claire Harrison will explore and demonstrate watercolour inspired from the works of Cézanne. Known mostly for his oil paintings, Cézanne also used expressive brush marks in his watercolour paintings. Claire will help students understand and implement this lesser-known watercolour technique. Students will be able to choose the subject from which they work. This workshop is for all abilities. Thursday 25 July · 1pm–4pm £19.80 (£18 concs; £16.50 GI Members)Find out more »
Claire Harrison will demonstrate how husband and wife, Sonia and Robert Delaunay used abstraction, from the completely abstract geometric forms to the semi-abstract landscapes. Students will learn how to construct an abstract painting in either watercolour or acrylic/oil. Students will be able to choose the subject in which to abstract from, if any, and learn how to create an aesthetically pleasing composition. This workshop is for all abilities. Thursday 01 August · 1pm–4pm £19.80 (£18 concs; £16.50 Members)Find out more »
Trevor Price is one of our long-term favourite artists - Trevor specialises in drypoints and etchings that are handmade and hand printed in his studios in London and St. Ives. For this exhibition, he has also created a new body of paintings.Find out more »
Over the past 30 years David has developed his work from raw assemblage with found objects to the much more refined pieces he now creates. One thing has remained constant - the use of metal.Find out more »
The exhibition joins the celebrations of Farnham in Bloom. Artists throughout the centuries from all cultures have been drawn to the beauty and elegance of flowers. Virginia Wolff remarks that we need to understand the beguiling beauty of a single flower, in order to grasp the meaning and potential of life itself.Find out more »
Ann Marie's outdoor sketches depict a different space on the paper and canvas; a space that conveys some of what it feels like to be in that landscape, not simply an image of what it looks like.Find out more »
Paintings have been described as windows on the world, but this study looks at how windows have featured in art throughout the ages. Symbolism, illumination and expressionism have played a part and will be explored through works by Johannes Vermeer, Henri Matisse, Edward Hopper and many others. Please note: this is a repeat of our popular lecture originally scheduled on Thursday 08 August 2019. Thursday 15 August · 10am-1pm £19.80 (£18 concs; £16.50 Members)Find out more »
This popular workshop returns to the Guildford Institute. Claire Harrison will explain the colour wheel in depth and demonstrate how to mix colours, as well as giving tips on how to remake the exact same shade once it has run out! Inspiration will be taken from Matisse on how to use different colours together effectively. This workshop is for all abilities. Thursday 29 August · 1pm–4pm £19.80 (£18 concs; £16.50 GI Members)Find out more »
On the 400th anniversary of the founding of Abbot’s Hospital on the High Street, this exhibition looks at George Abbot the man and the wonderful Alms House he gave to Guildford which is still a home for town residents today. On show at Guildford House Gallery 28 September - 26 OctoberFind out more »