Watts Gallery Trust

Art for All at Watts Gallery–Artists’ Village 2016

Using creativity and art to promote greater social cohesion and tackle issues of deprivation and social exclusion which are hidden by the general affluence in Surrey. The project targets those most in need, including prisoners, young offenders, excluded pupils and people with mental illness.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 4 December 2015 to 5:00 PM, 14 December 2015

Registered Charity in England and Wales (313612)

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  • Arts/Culture/HeritageArts/Culture/Heritage
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing




The general affluence in Surrey conceals hidden deprivation and social exclusion. Art and creativity can promote greater well-being and social cohesion of our community. However, those most in need, including prisoners, young offenders, the homeless, excluded pupils and people with mental illness have little access to art. In the wider community, there is a lack of awareness of local cultural heritage and traditional crafts. These valuable skills and knowledge are at risk of being lost.


The Art For All Programme will reach out to the community through practical art skills courses and activities tailored to suit the needs of different groups. By embracing G F Watts's ethos 'Art for All', we aim to give as many people as possible a chance to be inspired by Watts Gallery’s collection, learn about the history of the Artists’ Village in Compton and gain craft and pottery skills in the Art for All Studio and to benefit from the well-being derived from creative expression.