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The exhibition explores the complexities that surround the life and art of this British painter, famed for his depictions of sun, sea and bathing during a late Victorian and Edwardian golden age. Tackling questions of artistic influence and art practice, it brings together some of Tuke’s most significant and evocative artworks.

The exhibition also explores the varied reception of Tuke’s works, which have provoked a complex range of responses from the pastoral to the erotic. It invites visitors to consider how his art provokes questions about the depiction and exhibition of the body, both in the artist’s lifetime and today.

Watts Gallery – Artists' Village

Down Lane, Guildford, Compton, Surrey, GU3 1DQ

01483 810235


Opening times

Shop and Tea Shop: 10.00am - 5.00pm
Main Gallery: 10.30am - 5.00pm

Closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day

Pre-booking admission to main gallery and temporary exhibition is required.

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