Belonging | Dd at Watts Gallery


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Watts Gallery - Artists' Village

Down Lane, Compton, Guildford, Surrey GU3 1DQ, United Kingdom Map

Join us at Watts Gallery and Artist's Village this season for a dynamic programme of events including the winter exhibition Art & Action: Making Change in Victorian Britain.

Throughout the duration of the exhibition, Watts Gallery is pleased to present a new sculptural installation by artist Deborah Davies (Dd). Hanging from a tree in the gardens you will see a series of suspended large-scale willow balls. Titled Belonging, the sculpture explores the potential of art as an activist tool, referencing ideas of societal prejudice, displacement and loneliness. Each ball is intricately woven in willow, holding an individual identity through its structure, size and colour. The forms jostle together, at once huddling for protection and fighting to be seen. Yet there is also a tension in their placement - the sculptural forms have been carved from nature but they no longer belong to the nature surrounding them. Dd states that the work can be interpreted as ‘a comment on the other and the stark differences that people see in each other. There is the potential in society not to fit it, to not quite belong anywhere. This work acts as an exploration of boundaries, categories and inclusion. The intention of this work is to promote acceptance and social equality’.


General Admission GBP 12.50
Students GBP 6.25
Child GBP 0.00

Category: Arts | Visual Arts

Artists / Speakers: Deborah Davies, Dd

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