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Fifty years of friendship - celebrating the Friends of Guildford House

This year, the Friends of Guildford House will celebrate 50 years since the group's foundation by Iris Hawkins, former curator at Guildford House.

David Leach Tenmoku Pot
The Friends are active in promoting an understanding of the arts, and have a particular aim to support Guildford House Gallery, the town's main arts display venue.
 

Over the decades the Friends have made possible the purchase of many important works for Guildford Borough's art collection, including ceramics, textiles and paintings. These include portraits by the renowned 18th century pastellist John Russell RA.

Some of those treasures are shown in this display, which is a celebration of the Friends of Guildford House and their role in developing this collection.

This exhibition sits alongside Russell's women - female portraits by John Russell, which includes a number of paintings acquired with the support of the Friends of Guildford House.

Free entry.

Venue: the Garden Room at Guildford House Gallery.

Henry Prosser South West View of Guildford
Mary Wondrausch Guildford House Plate

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pictured, top: Tenmoku Pot by David Leach; above left: South West View of Guildford by Henry Prosser; above right: Guildford House Plate by Mary Wondrausch.