People and Places

20 July to 22 September. Free admission.

Judith by John Russell
People and places, as portrayed in the artwork and objects in Guildford Borough Council's museum and gallery collections.

The imagery on the objects in our collections often shows a person or place.

In this exhibition, a series of individual mini displays will take a portrait, landscape or townscape as the starting point for stories, and connections between the objects in our collections. The mini displays focus on unexpected connections, ways of seeing, fashionable families, that's entertainment, how your garden grows? and more.

This free exhibition has been organised by Heritage Services staff and volunteers.

Hands-on fun!

There will be a bit of hands-on fun in the gallery too!

People and places exhibition Smootheys
Would you like to try out some abstract art, but with no paint mess?

By moving these different shapes, inspired by Ronald Smoothey's paintings (part of the display), you will be able to arrange your own abstract masterpiece!

People and Places celebrates the 60th anniversary of Guildford House being opened as our art gallery.


Randol F - The eccentric Billy Hicks Shere 1854
Prosser Henry - South West View of Guildford







Images: Top, Judith by John Russell.

Bottom, from left to right: F Randol - The eccentric Billy Hicks Shere 1854; Henry Prosser - South West View of Guildford.