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  • Celebrating the life of Capability Brown at Gatton Park

    In 2016 artists at Art Matters joined Gatton Park to celebrate the 300 years Anniversary of the Life of Capability Brown.
    Capability Brown lived in the 18th century 1716 - 1783, he was a renowned landscape gardener of that time. His work can still be see within the English landscape at various Estates and Stately properties, like: Woodall Estate, Ashridge Estate, Wimple Estate, Stowe, Petworth, Wellington and Dinefwr Castle. In 1762, Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown was commissioned by Sir George Colebrooke, to sculpt the landscape of Gatton Park. Situated on the Surrey Hills, Gatton Park is a beautiful example of Capabilities work.
    Drawing inspiration from the landscape created by the designer, Art Matters artist recreated one of Capabilities merandering steams, the Serpentine. Using over 5,000 colourful plastic spoons, the Art Matters artists recreated the whining Serpentine in sculptural form, exhibited in Gatton Hall corridor and down the grand external starcase. This created a sence of art meets landscape which emphasized the celebrations at Gatton Park.

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  • The Heads-Up Exhibit at the Royal Holloway University

    2015 celebrated eight hundred years of the signing of the Magna Carta. To celebrate this, Art Matters exhibited Heads Up as part of the Daisy free festival, at the Royal Holloway University. The Heads Up exhibit, questions how images in fashion magazines and celebrity media have an impact on society. Using collages and creating masks this exhibit aimed to ask you " who are you looking at? ". The exhibit invited you to explore: idenities, beauty and conformity, this questioned uniformity and the percevied erosion of individuality.


  • Collabration

    Over the years Art Matters has featured art work in collabration with DAISY. The most resent project we joined was 'Flotilla'. If your interested in the work DAISY is doing click here. This has given Art Matters a focus for their work and brought together other organisaions in the local community: Art Matters, DAISY, East Surrey College, Gatton Park Trust.

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Art Matters has been life changing for me. It has helped me regain the social skills and confidence I thought I had lost forever! It has helped me to feel creative and confident about sharing my art with others. I have felt part of a team and feel valued in everything I have done. I can’t thank you enough for all that you have enabled me to achieve.’