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Under the Surface, Godalming Museum
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A Shoal of Snappers Ras Mohammed by Len Deeley
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J.Tolkovsky - Surrey Guild of Crafts
We bring you the pick of local exhibitions and talks this month and in the coming year
The Getty Images Archive: Hollywood Photographs , The Lightbox, Woking: This new exhibition will feature photographic portraits of some of the most iconic stars of the silver screen taken between 1930 and 1950, an era now regarded as the classic period of Hollywood still photography. The exhibition will also include a number of unique behind-the-scenes, informal portraits of stars taken far from the film set and away from the glare of publicity
Mar 22 - June 22; thelightbox.org.uk
Emma Dunbar: A few of my favourite things, New Ashgate Gallery
A long-awaited solo exhibition of paintings by Emma Dunbar featuring Hampshire and Cornwall scenes. Her attraction to colour and the decorative qualities in everyday objects provide the foundation for her art. Her influences come from Cornish holidays, cats and children wandering onto wet paint, beautiful fruits in the greengrocer and her growing collection of cups, mugs and jugs.
Apr 26 – Jun 14, 10am-5pm; free entry; 01252 713208, newashgate.org.uk
elements:Redefined, Touring exhibtion
To celebrate 21 years at the Surrey Guild Craft Gallery in Milford, contributers were challenged to produce three exceptional pieces to showcase their craft for a touring public exhibition that will be staged throughout 2014. They have responded with some truly stunning work. This will champion the extraordinary and diverse range of Contemporary Craft to be found in and around Surrey, represented by the Surrey Guild of Craftsmen.
May 1 - Dec 22, visit surreyguild.com to find tour dates - exhibition tours in Guildford and Dorking
The Ingram Collection: Skyscapes, The Lightbox
This exhibition brings together Modern British Art with pieces of art created by local community groups. Artists such as Mary Branson and Jono Retallick have worked with people with learning difficulties to produce wonderful skyscrape prints and an extraordinary installation which will be exhibited alongside the skyscrapes from The Ingram Collection of Modern British Art that inspired them.
May 10 – Jun 22; Tues – Sat, 10am-5pm, Sun 11am – 5pm; Free Entry, 01483 737800, thelightbox.org.uk
Three Artists Who Celebrate Form, Angela Kilenyi, Edwina Wardle & Catherine Ball, The Fountain Gallery, East Molesey
Angela Kilenyi specialises in sensitive life drawings and studies and will also be showing striking paintings in acrylics. Edwina Wardle creates abstracted landscapes and images of natural forms, which are beautifully evocative. Catherine Ball’s delightful raku figures, also based on the human form, have wonderfully subtle surface effects, resulting from the firing process.
May 13-25, Tues-Sun, 11.30am – 5.30pm, free entry; 020 8941 5865, fountaingallery.co.uk
1914: Remembering Kingston at War, Kingston Museum
A commemoration of the centenary of the start of the First World War in an exhibition that seeks to record and recognise the part that the people of Kingston played in the conflict.
May 16 – Aug 16, 10am-5pm (Tues, Fri, Sat), 10am-7pm (Thurs); 020 8547 5006
John Ruskin: Photographer and Draughtsman, Watts Gallery, Compton
See how the Victorian art critic seized upon the new invention of photography in the 1840s/50s to develop his own expertise and writings.
Until June 1, 11am – 5pm; Entry: £7.50 adults, kids free; (01483) 563562; wattsgallery.org.uk
AMARANTA® Creative, The Riverside Gallery, Barnes
A hub dedicated to the promotion of Colombian female talent in fashion, art and design, brings a selection of contemporary works from the land of magical realism to Barnes. Highlights include ethereal ceramics from Veronica Restrepo (right) and funky scarves by Juliana Correa.
Jun 6-21; entry free; riversidegallery.co.uk
Kingston Artist’s Open Studios
The artistic community open its’ doors for the public to learn more about their work and buy pieces directly. Similar events are now held across the UK.
June 7-8 and 14-15, 11am-5pm; kingstonartistsopenstudios.co.uk
The Fircroft Summer Exhibition
View contemporary art in a stunning Victorian house and garden in an exhibition that brings together the work of more than fifty established and emerging artists.
June 7 – 22, 11am – 5pm (Thursdays 11am – 8pm); free entry; (01483) 202333 fircroft.info
Grayswood Open Gardens, Grayswood
Visitors can follow a beautifully illustrated map around ten gardens, the Infant School grounds and the village allotments, all of which have been created by enthusiastic amateur gardeners.
June 8, 11.30am - 5.30pm tickets: £5; opengardens.co.uk
Ellen Terry: The Painter's Actress, Watts Gallery, Compton
A star of the English stage for many decades from the 1860s to the 1920s, Ellen Terry formed a unique point of exchange between the theatre, painting, photography and fashion. This exhibition marks the 150th anniversary of the actress’ marriage to George Frederic Watts in 1864. The exhibition explores the impact Ellen had on visual arts and also displays a selection of Watts’ portraits of the actress.
Jun 10 – Nov 9, 11am – 5pm; Entry: £7.50 adults, kids free; (01483) 563562; wattsgallery.org.uk
Surrey Artists Open Studios, The Guildford Institute
Four local, well established, artists working in a variety of media come together to work and exhibit!
Open Gardens Day, Old Barn Hall, Bookham village
At least 10 varied and attractive private gardens, plus the Grange Centre walled garden and Little Bookham Allotments, will be open to the public.
June 22, 10.30am-5pm; tickets: £5 in advance from the Old Barn Hall, £6 on the day; 01372 457598, bookhambulletin.co.uk
An Artist of the Third Age, Landmark Arts Centre, Teddington
Former colour and design consultant Haydon Williams presents a selection of his own surreal photographic collages, drawings, paintings and unique 3D reliefs, many of which have been inspired by Richmond Park. All on display at the Landmark Arts Centre.
Jun 24 – Jul 10; entry free; haydonwilliams.co.uk
Wisley Arts Fest, Various venues
An exciting new event celebrating a diverse range of talents, with live music, theatre performances, literary talks and book signings, craft demonstrations, art workshops, marionettes and much more. Plus the garden will be in full bloom.
June 28–29; free with normal garden entry; 0845 260 9000 rhs.org.uk/wisely