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March 2018

Mary Watts: Pioneering Suffragist

March 6 - November 3
Watts Gallery, Down Lane
Compton, Surrey GU3 1DQ United Kingdom
£11.50

The eightieth anniversary of Mary Watts's death in 2018 marks one hundred years since the Representation of the People Act in 1918, which enabled all men and some women over the age of 30 to vote for the first time, and ninety years since the Equal Franchise Act in 1928, which finally gave women the right to vote at age twenty-one on the same terms as men. To coincide with this significant anniversary we will present a display titled 'Mary…

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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

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

Guildford Art Society – Autumn Exhibition

October 13 @ 10:00 am - November 10 @ 4:45 pm
Guildford House Gallery, Guildford High Street
Guildford, Surrey GU1 3AJ United Kingdom
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Free

13 October to 10 November. Free Admission This autumn, we will be welcoming the Guildford Art Society for its major pre-Christmas show at Guildford House. This free exhibition showcases an extensive range of art by local artists, using a variety of media. The artwork is available for you to purchase and enjoy once the exhibition has finished. This year the Society is offering an opportunity to win a delightful painting of Guildford High Street (pictured below) by talented Guildford Art…

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Elisabeth Frink: A Collector’s Passion from The Ingram Collection

13/10/2018 @ 10:30 am - 06/01/2019 @ 5:00 pm
The Lightbox Gallery and Museum, The Lighbox Gallery & Museum
Woking, Surrey GU214AA United Kingdom
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Elizabeth Frink, Baboon (1990), Lithograph in colours © The Executors of Rene Lin Jammet

Commemorating 25 years since Elisabeth Frink’s death in 1993, Elisabeth Frink: A Collector’s Passion from The Ingram Collection explores nature and humanity through an emotive body of work. The exhibition will include personal responses to the artworks from Chris Ingram, owner of The Ingram Collection. Frink’s art is a personal passion of Chris’s, with many of her paintings, sculptures and drawings being prevalent within the collection. Shedding light on the key themes Frink (1930-1993) explored throughout her career, sculptures, paintings and prints explore representations…

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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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Weekend Family Activities this Halloween

October 28
The Electric Theatre, Onslow Street
Guildford, Surrey GU1 4SZ United Kingdom
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WEEKEND FAMILY ACTIVITIES THIS HALLOWEEN @ ELECTRIC THEATRE   SUNDAY 28 OCTOBER Fancy dress; face painting; Crafts; Costume parade Disco in the cafe (FREE – all welcome) plus: HALLOWEEN STORYTELLING WORKSHOP An hour (12 to 1pm) of Halloween inspired drama games and visualisations with some fun spooky story telling. For ages 4-7 (School year R to 3) Cost: £3.50 per child DEVISING SPOOKY STORIES DRAMA WORKSHOP An hour and a half (2pm to 3.30pm) workshop based on devising spooky stories. Drama…

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November 2018

Bricks and Beers – LEGO Club for Grown Ups

November 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Electric Theatre, Onslow Street
Guildford, Surrey GU1 4SZ United Kingdom
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£13

Brilliant Bricks and Firebird Brewery in association with The Electric Theatre present 'BRICKS & BEERS'. Come along for a dedicated grown ups only LEGO building evening. Freestyle building/Challenges to accept/Criteria to follow. No instructions just imagination – does yours still work?! Theme and challenges to be revealed on the night. Access to thousands and thousands of LEGO elements and sorted into colours and interesting pieces. Limited spaces available. Early booking is recommended. PRIZES TO BE WON!

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Frank Finn: A Sense of Time and Place

November 6 - November 25
The Lightbox Gallery and Museum, The Lighbox Gallery & Museum
Woking, Surrey GU214AA United Kingdom
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Pink by Frank Finn Image courtesy of the Artist

An exhibition of paintings by Frank Finn, a Guildford based artist exploring the rhythmic tensions and restless nature of land and sea. There is an analysis of the basic dynamics within the picture frame, such as form, shape and space. At times, this leads to totally non-figurative works. 6 November 2018 – 25 November 2018 Free entry, suggested donation £3 Image: Pink by Frank Finn Image courtesy of the Artist

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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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Art and the Great War

November 13 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Guildford Institute, Ward Street
Guildford, GU1 4LH United Kingdom
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£19.35

The Great War radically changed the world; both society generally and the public perception of the globe were altered. The role art played within this upheaval is complex. Neither outright propaganda, nor criticism, make for the best art. The strongest statements are more nuanced and grow out of individual experience and vision. We will look at this range of responses, as well as how the war influenced art and how art influenced views of the war.

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Renaissance Portraits

November 16 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Guildford Institute, Ward Street
Guildford, GU1 4LH United Kingdom
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£19.35

Were Renaissance portraits commissioned to show other people what the patron looked like, or for status? To establish the patron’s sense of self, when mirrors weren’t widely available? Or commissioned to take pleasure in the fine art of portrayal? Were they idealised? Can we ever be sure of a realistic portrait? This course will run at the same time as the Lorenzo Lotto Portraits exhibition at the National Gallery, from 05 November 2018 – 10 February 2019.

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The Sunday Times Watercolour Competition Exhibition 2018

November 17 - December 29
Guildford House Gallery, Guildford High Street
Guildford, Surrey GU1 3AJ United Kingdom
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Free

17 November to 29 December. Free admission. The Sunday Times Watercolour Competition Exhibition 2018 is about rewarding excellence and originality in contemporary watercolour painting. Now in its 31st year, The Sunday Times Watercolour Competition is the largest and most prestigious prize for contemporary watercolour painting in the UK. Whether it be through abstract or figurative, contemporary or traditional, the competition aims to celebrate and redefine the beauty and diversity of watercolour and water-based media. Eighty works were selected from a…

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Festive Floral Roadshow – The Beanstalk Tale in the Mill Studio at Guildford’s Yvonne Arnaud Theatre

November 22
The Mill Studio, Guildford's Yvonne Arnaud Theatre
Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX United Kingdom
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Multiple award-winning floral designer Mig Kimpton brings a fun, fresh approach to festive floral design and creates a unique evening of entertainment with his new Festive Floral Roadshow – The Beanstalk Tale (Thursday 22 November).  Watch him create from scratch, using fresh flowers and unusual materials, some amazing festive designs for the home and thrill at the opportunity of the chance to take one home. All tickets £15 (Price includes a 50p Restoration Levy and 50p Booking Fee) Box Office:…

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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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December 2018

Guildford Art Society Art & Craft Sale

December 8 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Holy Trinity Church, Guildford, 5 Trinity Churchyard
Guildford, Surrey GU1 3RR United Kingdom
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Free

After the success of their September event, Guildford Art Society are holding another Pop-Up Art & Craft sale at Holy Trinity Church at the top of Guildford High Street on Saturday 8th December between 10.00 am - 4.00 pm.   Entry is free and there will be lots of affordable art, craft and cards on sale, all by local artists.  So, if you’re looking for something original and different for Christmas presents, or just a treat for yourself, do pop along…

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