Light it up Blue Starts 4th April
Ends 29th April
Tuesday 4 April to Saturday 29 April, 10am - 4.30pm

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The gallery will be turning blue in support of World Autism Awareness. Students from St Joseph's School, Cranleigh and the ArtVenture Trust in Guildford, together with a small group of selected artists will be exhibiting. There will be a diverse range of art on a blue theme, to raise awareness of Autism as a complex condition, out of which some of the world's most talented and inspiring artists and thinkers have blossomed.


Free Entry

Exhibition: Cloth, Thread, Scissors - A Festival of Quilting Starts 16th May
Ends 10th June
Tuesday 16th May to Saturday 10th, 10am to 4.30pm

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Quilt groups and textile artists from the Surrey and Borders, were invited to take part in our first ever quilt festival, a month long event which will showcase the diversity imagination and skill involved in the process of quilting. 

There will be the opportunity to learn the basics in two special workshops, which will accompany the event (see workshops section for details.) This event has been kindly sponsored by The Quilt Room Dorking.

If you are a textile artist or quilter living and/or working within a 40 mile radius of Cranleigh (Surrey, West Sussex and Hampshire borders) and would like to exhibit please see our News Page for details of how to get involved.

Free 

Face to Face Starts 13th June
Ends 1st July
Tuesday 13 June to Saturday 1 July, 10am - 4.30pm

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This is a multi-media collaboration focusing on what faces mean to us, what they convey and how different approaches to depicting faces influence how we respond to art.

The exhibition features...

One of a kind Papier-mâché heads on the theme of famous faces and family history by Louise Grundy.

An unusual portrait project including many familiar Cranleigh faces by photographer Sian Tyrell.

Beautiful photographs of animal faces in Kenya by Jeremy Lucas, presented by his wife Shalini Bhalla.

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Young Artists Summer Exhibition Starts 18th July
Ends 29th July
Tuesday 18 July to Saturday 29 July, 10am - 4.30pm

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Following the success of last year's exhibition, Cranleigh Decorative and Fine Arts Society and the Arts Centre are again joining forces to mount an exciting new show to celebrate creative talent in local schools. Timed to coincide with Heriateg Week, it will highlight the continuing vibrancy of Cranleigh's cultural life by showcasing the work of its budding aratists.

Free Entry

Elements: 2016 Open Winners Exhibition Starts 2nd August
Ends 12th August
Wednesday 2 August to Saturday 12 August, 10am - 4.30pm

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Gaynor Wilson has worked with clay for many years and is now primarily a hand builder working with slabs of clay. Her inspiration comes from decaying buildings and the degenerating urban landscape. Her pieces are textural but not depressing - there is always a glimmer of hope in decay.

Sheila Kane has a love of nature, landscape, seascape and colour. She finds great satisfaction using acrylics, charcoal, pastels, watercolour and ink, producing paintings and prints of different sizes.

Kathy Plank works largely with oils on canvas, her work is often inspired by the power of nature and the mysteries of the universe. Looking at the ever-changing beauty within nature, she combines this with the power of colour and the energy of expression through painting.

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