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An exhibition of work by Norman Ackroyd CBE, RA, widely acclaimed as Britain’s foremost contemporary etcher and a leading landscape artist and printmaker.

Etching the Archipelago brings together more than 40 aquatint etchings, including a number of new prints, inspired by Ackroyd’s expeditions to the edge of the British Archipelago over almost 50 years. From representations of the St Kilda UNESCO World Heritage Site to Orkney, see how Ackroyd has become ‘a master in the medium’.

Ackroyd studied at Leeds College of Art from 1956 to 1961, and subsequently at the Royal College of Art, London from 1961 to 1964. He has had numerous solo exhibitions, both in Britain and internationally. Ackroyd was elected a Royal Academician in 1991 and was made Senior Fellow, Royal College of Art in 2000. In 2007, he was awarded a CBE for Services to engraving and printing.

Watts Gallery – Artists' Village

Down Lane, Guildford, Compton, Surrey, GU13 1DQ

01483 810235

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Now Open Daily, 10.00am - 5pm
Visitor Centre, Shop, and Watts Contemporary Gallery

3 August - Tea Shop and Historic Galleries
17 August - Temporary Exhibition & Sculpture Gallery
Autumn 2020 - Limnerslease and Watts Studios

Closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day

Closed: Historic Galleries and Tea Shop (Opening 3 August)

Closed: Unto this Last: Two Hundred Years of John Ruskin and the Sculpture Gallery (Opening 17 August)

Closed: Limnerslease and Watts Studios (Opening Autumn 2020)

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