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April 2019

Fabrications: Transition

April 30 - May 12
The Lightbox Gallery and Museum, The Lighbox Gallery & Museum
Woking, Surrey GU214AA United Kingdom
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With a strong focus on creative textiles, mixed media and mosaic, this exhibition will show new, original and innovative work from the members of Fabrications, a group of six artists, responding to the theme 'Transition'.

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May 2019

Van Gogh and British Art

May 1 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Guildford Institute, Ward Street
Guildford, GU1 4LH United Kingdom
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£19.80

An in-depth look at the Dutch Post-Impressionist painter who is among the most famous and influential figures in the history of Western art. In just over a decade, he created about 2,100 artworks, including around 860 oil paintings, mostly in the last two years of his life. Of particular interest is the inspiration he drew from art he saw during his time living in London. This course coincides with the exhibition Van Gogh and Britain, 27 March to 11 August…

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Mixed Media

May 2 @ 1:30 pm - May 23 @ 3:30 pm
Guildford Institute, Ward Street
Guildford, GU1 4LH United Kingdom
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£52.80

This four-week course will explore the versatility of mixed media, from collage and painting to printing. This will be a great introduction to a variety of techniques and students will be encouraged to experiment with different mediums. No content will be repeated from prior courses or workshops. This course is for all abilities. 02–23 May · 4 Thursdays · 1.30pm–3.30pm £52.80 (£48 concs; £44 Members)

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A New Movement – Where did drawing take Barbara Hepworth?

May 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Lightbox Gallery and Museum, The Lighbox Gallery & Museum
Woking, Surrey GU214AA United Kingdom
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£8 – £10

For Barbara Hepworth, drawing was 'a particularly exciting adventure' – a practice intimately connected to her sculpture and to the way she understood the world around her. Michael Bird discusses the different dynamics of Hepworth's abstract and figure drawings, their roots in the ideals of twentieth century modernism, and their place in the new landscape of post-war Britain. Michael Bird is a writer, art historian and broadcaster.

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Curvilinear: Ceramics by Sally Dorrity and contemporary photography by Tracy Florance

May 14 - May 26
The Lightbox Gallery and Museum, The Lighbox Gallery & Museum
Woking, Surrey GU214AA United Kingdom
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Free

Sally’s ceramics complement Tracy’s modern photographic images perfectly. Sally works in stoneware to hand build her pots, using either crank, white or black clays to create small, medium and large pieces, both functional and sculptural. She is constantly experimenting with shapes and glazes, getting inspiration from classical forms as well as the tones and textures of nature. Tracy specialises in original photographic images from around the world - particularly architectural subjects where she notices patterns and shapes others might miss.…

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The Image of Surrey

May 14 @ 2:00 pm - June 18 @ 4:00 pm
Guildford Institute, Ward Street
Guildford, GU1 4LH United Kingdom
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£66

From the 17th century onwards, artists have depicted the beauty of the Surrey landscape and its buildings. This pastime was particularly popular in the Victorian period. In this course, learn about Helen Allingham, Birket Foster, George Vicat Cole, Richard Redgrave and many others. Even Constable and Turner painted here! This richly illustrated course will introduce you to a variety of works, including the above painting, which is housed in the Institute’s collection. 14 May – 18 June · 2pm–4pm · 5 Tuesdays…

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Women in Photography Exclusive Behind-the-Scenes Exhibition Tour

May 15 @ 9:45 am - 10:30 am
The Lightbox Gallery and Museum, The Lighbox Gallery & Museum
Woking, Surrey GU214AA United Kingdom
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£8 – £10

Join a member of the Exhibitions Team before The Lightbox is open to the public for a private tour about the works within the Women in Photography exhibition and how it was curated. Advance booking required.

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Cabinets of curiosity

May 18 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Free

Make your own 'cabinet of curiosity' which was like a mini private museum for rich people in the 17th & 18th centuries. Bring along your favourite mini object to put in it, or make one with us.
18 May – Guildford Museum

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The Life and Works of Frida Kahlo

May 22 @ 10:00 am - May 29 @ 12:30 pm
Guildford Institute, Ward Street
Guildford, GU1 4LH United Kingdom
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£33

Following on from the stimulating 2018 exhibition Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, we shall consider the fascinating works by this iconic artist. Born in Mexico, Kahlo’s art reflects her native country’s popular culture. Her images contain autobiographical elements of a life often spent enduring physical pain and suffering. Kahlo once stated: ‘I was considered a Surrealist. That’s not right. I’ve never painted dreams. What I showed was my reality.’ This course aims…

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Voices of Freiburg

May 25 @ 10:00 am - June 16 @ 4:45 pm
Guildford House Gallery, Guildford High Street
Guildford, Surrey GU1 3AJ United Kingdom
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Free

Celebrating the 40th anniversary of the twinning of Guildford and Freiburg. An exhibition of fascinating works by five working Freiburg artists: paintings, sculptures, installations. On show at Guildford House Gallery 25 May-16 June

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Wild Surrey

May 25 @ 10:00 am - June 16 @ 4:45 pm
Guildford House Gallery, Guildford High Street
Guildford, Surrey GU1 3AJ United Kingdom
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Free

An exhibition at Guildford House Gallery 25 May - 16 June to mark the 60th anniversary, Surrey Wildlife Trust. Highlighting nature- inspired artwork and photography from the residents of Surrey.

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Are You Looking At Me? A Study of Self-Portraits

May 28 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Guildford Institute, Ward Street
Guildford, GU1 4LH United Kingdom
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£19.80

Self-portraits have featured in Western art since the Renaissance. They have been produced in many different ways and for a variety of reasons over the centuries. This talk looks at many celebrated self-portraitists, such as Rembrandt, Van Gogh and Schiele and how this very particular type of portrait is still developing in our own time. This is a repeat of the Institute's popular Spring 2019 course. Tuesday 28 May · 2pm–5pm £19.80 (£18 concs; £16.50 Members)

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Fast Forward: Her Stories in Photography

May 30 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Lightbox Gallery and Museum, The Lighbox Gallery & Museum
Woking, Surrey GU214AA United Kingdom
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Free

Join us for a tour Women in Photography and a panel discussion with Anna Fox and Karen Knorr, chaired by Jean Wainwright. The panel will discuss the significance of uncovering hidden histories and of revealing new role models for women photographers. Free event, pre-booking required.

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Annual Arts Lecture – The Art Of Glass

May 31 @ 6:30 pm - 8:15 pm
Guildford Institute, Ward Street
Guildford, GU1 4LH United Kingdom
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£12.00

The Guildford Institute and Guildford Arts are joining together to present local artist, Adam Aaronson. Adam’s passion for free-blown glass, an unpredictable and seductive artistic medium, remains undimmed after almost 40 years. Adam adds a modern twist to classic methods, from his studio in Surrey, where he also runs glassblowing courses for beginners. He has exhibited all over the world and has been commissioned to make work for the Royal Academy of Arts in London, Italy’s venerable Salviati Glass Studio,…

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June 2019

Create A Rocking Horse and Knight

June 15 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Guildford Castle, Castle Street
Guildford, GU1 3SX United Kingdom
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Free

Help us bring Guildford knights back to life. We are going back in time to medieval Guildford and will be creating miniature rocking horses and knights for you to take home
15 June – Guildford Castle

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Maritime Art Group

June 22 @ 10:00 am - July 14 @ 4:45 pm
Guildford House Gallery, Guildford High Street
Guildford, Surrey GU1 3AJ United Kingdom
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Free

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.

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July 2019

People and Places

July 20 @ 10:00 am - September 22 @ 4:45 pm
Guildford House Gallery, Guildford High Street
Guildford, Surrey GU1 3AJ United Kingdom
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Free

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 September

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September 2019

George Abbot’s Gift to Guildford

September 28 @ 10:00 am - October 26 @ 4:45 pm
Guildford House Gallery, Guildford High Street
Guildford, Surrey GU1 3AJ United Kingdom
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Free

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 October

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