Watts Gallery nominated for the Art Fund Prize
The restoration of Webb & Webb client the Watts Gallery by ZMMA architects has been nominated for the 2012 Art Fund Prize, the prize recognises excellence in museum and gallery exhibition design and refurbishment completed in the previous year.
Watts Gallery, which opened in 1904, was built to provide a permanent exhibition for the studio collection of works of art belonging to George Frederic Watts and W&W designed the gallery guide to accompany the restoration and new permanent exhibition as well as a gallery wayfinding system.
We also designed the book An Artist’s Village: G.F Watts and Mary Watts at Compton for Philip Wilson Publishers, an division of I.B.Tauris and Co Ltd. The 176 page book tells the story of the impact of Watts and his wife Mary on Compton, a small village in Surrey which became their artists’ retreat and where they built the Gallery, the Compton pottery, and the extraordinary Cemetery Chapel.
Both the guide and book are available to buy directly from the Watts Gallery online shop by clicking on this link.
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