Visual Arts Exhibitions and Events
Tuesday 22 February 2011
Benjamin Jensen and Russell Reed present an exhibition at the Lewis Elton Gallery.
Tuesday 5 July 2011
Tuesday 26 July 2011
Lockwood is a centre for adults with learning difficulties in Surrey. It aims to develop independence and abilities with their clients through community, arts and work experience.
Wednesday 31 August 2011
A Photographic record of the restoration 2008 - 2011.
Saturday 17 September 2011
All ages are welcome to this free annual event, especially aimed at families with children.
Tuesday 11 October 2011
A Day in the Life of the Beatles – photographs by Michael Ward and Hamburg Days – limited edition prints by Klaus Voorman
Saturday 15 October 2011
Monday 17 October 2011
Thursday 20 October 2011
Tuesday 1 November 2011
This exhibition will explore this artist retreat that began with a visit by George and Mary Watts to Compton in 1889 and ended with the creation of the Watts Gallery in 1903.
Tuesday 15 November 2011
40 works in stone, wood and clay by this sculptor of the Frink School, who uses methods of improvisation to quarry things inside himself. His carved sculpture is not pre-conceived; forms emerge, partly from pre-occupation with life and landscape, partly from vigorous observation of eminent sitters during intense portrait sessions.
Wednesday 23 November 2011
An illustrated talk by Jon Edgar
Tuesday 10 January 2012
Professor Lewis and Mrs Mary Elton recently donated a substantial art collection to the University of Surrey. Their generous gift includes works by Picasso, Chagall, Klee and Cocteau, along with other paintings and objets d'art.
Tuesday 17 January 2012
This exhibition of large photographs alongside studies, sketches and engravings will explore the little known mural paintings of the life of Christ for the church of St Martin's, Blackheath, Surrey completed in 1895 by the American artist Anna Lea Merritt.
Tuesday 7 February 2012
The University of Surrey does not have a degree programme in art, but it is absolutely packed with brilliant artists.
Wednesday 7 March 2012
Julian Wild's work explores the potential of functional materials and construction systems and the ecpessive possibilites of a single line or a series of units.
Tuesday 20 March 2012
A Retrospective of the artists eight decade career. To be opened by Kaffe Fassett, painter and textile designer.
Monday 16 April 2012
Artist Alan Cotton gives a talk to accompany his exhibition at the Lewis Elton Gallery, about the people and places he has come across on his travels to Everest and around the world as Royal Tour Artist.
For more information, please visit Alan's website.
Tuesday 17 April 2012
In association with Messum's of Cork Street, London. Alan Cotton is one of Britains most distinguished landscape painters.
Wednesday 9 May 2012
To kick start the Open Studios event, we will be hosting one of three taster exhibitions which give the chance to view a selection of artists' work from across Surrey, providing an insight into what to expect when visiting studios in June and July.
Wednesday 23 May 2012
Michael Dan Archer is a British sculptor working in the UK and internationally in the field of public art and on gallery and site specific projects, and has exhibited worldwide.
Tuesday 29 May 2012
BT Art of sport is an initiative launched by London 2012 premier sponsor BT that will see a group of leading UK artist create a body of work that will serve to tell the 2012 Olympic story through the medium of art.
Monday 11 June 2012
A fascinating and unique exhibition of photographers and ephemera to celebrate Her Majesty's Diamond Jubilee by Royal Photographer Jayne Fincher.
Thursday 14 June 2012
Dr Nigel Barker - Risk Averse: How Safe is England's Historic Environment?
Sunday 24 June 2012
Learn about the University of Surrey's architecture and sculpture.
Monday 25 June 2012
The University of Surrey and Watts Gallery celebrate the Dickens bicentenary with an exhibition of Dickens illustrations from the 1830s to the present day.
Saturday 8 September 2012
Until 28th October. Professor Lewis and Mary Elton donated a private collection of artworks to the University of Surrey in 2011. In January 2012 it was exhibited at the Lightbox, Woking.
Thursday 13 September 2012
Until 4th October. This exhibition explores the aesthetic beauty of scientific processes in sight and sound. Slowly evolving musical cells, stunning images of microbacterial colonies, digital representations of the vastness of space, musical compositions derived from treerings and the hidden beauty of blood cells are exhibited as compelling works of art and marvels of scientific discovery.
Tuesday 9 October 2012
Until 25th October. Tony De Saulles is the award-winning illustrator of the best-selling Horrible Science books. The exhibition features illustrations from the series including the latest title: Horrible Science House of Horrors. Come along and be among the first to enjoy cartoons from Tony’s latest book 99 Dead Snowmen, with adults (and their children) in mind.
Tuesday 30 October 2012
Until 15th November. "The randomness in nature and the beauty of theatrical physics may reveal a secret of existence. Can we ask, ‘What is beyond?’ Our present knowledge of physics cannot reply but perhaps these explorations into the art of glass may help.” Dr. Mohammed Sanduk
Wednesday 14 November 2012
Based on the densely woven volume of nesting forms, Laura Ellen Bacon’s work transforms the craft of willow weaving into extraordinary sculpture that merges with its surroundings.
Tuesday 20 November 2012
Until 19th December. Jennifer originally studied Fine Art and Mathematics and began using fabric and stitch in the 1980s. In this collection of work she is examining the old fashioned virtues of thrift and domestic economy.
Tuesday 15 January 2013
Satirist Mark Michael studied at Winchester School of Art and achieved First Class Honours in Fine Art. The Society of Fickle Fingers comments on how mobile technology, internet and instant messaging have influenced the new ‘Me generation.’
He says “It’s important for me not to censor my thoughts; I love the reactions and happenings that I see everywhere from books, movies, television, the bludgeoning of advertising and excessive fear from the media. The digital age seems to have isolated and insulated us, forcing us to change.”
Tuesday 5 February 2013
Until 20 February. Like Sugar in Milk is a Heritage Lottery funded oral history and photographic exhibition.
It marks the culmination of an 18 month project involving over twenty volunteers. Volunteer ‘memory collectors’ from Sussex and Surrey have captured the migration stories of twelve Zoroastrian Elders from the wider South East region. The project has been guided by a Steering Group made up of members and leaders of Zoroastrian organisations.
Wednesday 13 February 2013
Angela Conner’s sculptures harness the natural forces of our environment using elements such as water and wind to move and unfold their abstract
forms. She has captured this energy in a staggering array of materials including clay, steel and glass. The breadth of her sculpture moves easily from figurative to modern kinetic art.
Tuesday 12 March 2013
'The Weak Force' is an international collaboration between artists Matthew Sansom (UK), Andy Thomson (NZ), Paul Cullen (NZ), Chris Braddock (NZ), Eugene Hansen (NZ), Laresa Ksoloff (Aus), Bruce Barber (Canada), and Kim Morgan (Can). It is part of 'Unified Field Theory', a larger arts research project based at Auckland University of Technology. Visit this multimedia artwork to explore connections between gravitational theory, the 100th anniversary of Luigi Russolo’s manifesto The 'Art of Noises', and questions about how and why artists work together.
For more information: www.uft-gravity.com
Tuesday 9 April 2013
Until 25th April. Bobbie Bale’s colourful abstract expressionist paintings are inspired by her wild garden. She explains that the seeds for the ideas had been germinating for some time when a particular experience galvanised her into action. After walking through wet grass, she turned back to see the silver pathway made by her footsteps emerge and, just as quickly disappear. The experience became a metaphor for the beautiful moment, change and memory.
Monday 29 April 2013
Exhibition preview event: Monday 29th April, 6-8pm. Exhibition starts on Tuesday 30th April.
A taste of what you can see when Surrey’s artists open their studios to the public from 8 – 23 June. This annual event gives you a valuable insight into how artwork is produced.
Monday 3 June 2013
Exhibition preview event: Monday 20th May, 6-8pm. Exhibition starts on Tuesday 21st May and ends on Thursday 6th June.
Mother and son reflect two generations of artists’ flair, continuing an artistic tradition spanning many previous generations. This show focuses on Salli’s magical 2D sculptures and Marcus’s film of a moving sculpture, represented by a Gareth Pugh fashion garment.
Tuesday 11 June 2013
Exhibition preview event: Monday 10th June, 6-8pm. Exhibition starts on Tuesday 11th June and ends on Saturday 29th June.
Kit says “I have always loved wood, both as a medium for sculpture and for woodcuts." Her woodcuts carve a fresh, contemporary edge from the oldest known technique for making prints.
Wednesday 19 June 2013
"Threads in the Urban Fabric, Guildford in the 20th Century and Beyond"
Professor Alan Powers is a writer, tutor and curator specialising in the history of twentieth century British art, architecture and design.
Sunday 30 June 2013
Guided walk led by Pat Grayburn and Professor Stephen Baker. Meet at the Alan Turing sculpture on the piazza near the School of Management.
Tuesday 2 July 2013
Exhibition preview event: Monday 1st July, 6-8pm. Exhibition starts on Tuesday 2nd July.
Gheri’s economical but lyrical handling of watercolour illustrates the deep love the artist holds for the visual attraction of his native Sienese countryside.
Monday 22 July 2013
Exhibition preview event: Monday 22nd July, 6-8pm. Exhibition starts on Tuesday 23rd July.
An exhibition of paintings exploring the silent stillness of the landscape. The starting point is the place itself but the paintings eventually take over and follow their own path offering the viewer a contemplative space to dwell.
Monday 2 September 2013
Preview - the exhibition opens on Monday 2 September: 18.00 - 20.00.
An exhibition of recent work by a group of artists called Guildford Art Perspective who worked together from 1992 to 2001. Their aim was to promote twentieth century values in arts practice.
Wednesday 2 October 2013
Two exhibitions by Norman Adams RA held at Guildford Cathedral and the Lewis Elton Gallery, University of Surrey.
From small intimate watercolours to the large canvases of the 1980s and 1990s the work shown will span 50 years.
Tuesday 5 November 2013
This exhibition is in collaboration with the Watts Gallery photographic archive. The exhibition will explore how artists’ studios were shown in the nineteenth century.
Thursday 7 November 2013
A talk by Professor Rob Dickins CBE, in relation to this week's opening of his exhibition at the Lewis Elton Gallery in conjunction with Watts Gallery.
Wednesday 13 November 2013
Merete Rasmussen redefines the boundaries of hand built clay structures and the capacity of the medium to define space through a measured use of striking colour, surface and linear flow.
Monday 25 November 2013
The preview is preceded by a lecture in Griffiths Lecture Theatre: 17.00 - 18.00.
Preview: Monday 25 November : 18.30-20.00.
This exhibition marks the appointment of the G. F. Watts Associate Artist.
Glenn Sujo has achieved international recognition as a visual artist, educator, author and curator with a special interest in the expressive, analytic, symbolic, and imaginative possibilities of drawing.
Monday 25 November 2013
Glenn Sujo was awarded a Paul Mellon Research Fellowship in 1993-4 for his innovatory ideas on drawing in art education, Sujo has continued to make a lively contribution toward the recovery of drawing language in art polemics and British higher education, through practice-led research, publications, exhibitions, and other curatorial projects.
Monday 25 November 2013
Monday 25 November 2013
Saturday 7 December 2013
A two-day intensive workshop celebrating the vitality, power and resilience of drawn marks in response to the lithe human figure. This challenging, practical workshop is suitable for intermediate and advanced artists and students of Art. It incorporates a visit to the University's National Resource Centre for Dance.
Tuesday 14 January 2014
The Neo-Futurist Collective presents: the Skinny Lattes and Vintage Clothing Exhibition.
Wednesday 12 February 2014
Kate MccGwire gives a talk on her work and how she aims to probe the unconscious mind for reactions that can be both sensual and sinister with her scultpure made out of hundreds of collected feathers. Interesting and engaging, this talk will be held in Austin Pearce Lecture Theatre 1.
Friday 14 February 2014
Feel the Love this Valentine’s Day and join in the “Love Your Campus” workshop with artist, Alison Roche.
Wednesday 19 February 2014
Come and see the work created by staff and students as part of the Love Your Campus project, with a general but not exclusive focus on sustainability and recycling. Or maybe even take part in this exhibition and competition yourself!
Thursday 6 March 2014
Arnold Daghani was a survivor of the Holocaust and his artwork, part of the University of Surrey's Art Collection can be seen at Guidlford Cathedral. A lecture on Daghani and 'Christian motifs in the work of Jewish Artists' is being held on Thursday 6th in the evening.
Tuesday 8 April 2014
Artistic collaborations by Carlos España and Liliana Montoya.
From film through to installation, both artists explore their different relationships with the cosmos and myth.
Monday 28 April 2014
Wednesday 30 April 2014