Covid-19 update

Last Monday the Government announced that from July 19th many of the Covid-19 restrictions would come to an end. However, with infections on the rise the Richmond Fellowship has made the following statement: Coronavirus cases are increasing across the country. In our organisation, we are seeing this upwards trend replicated, with a small, but significant … Read more

Relocation News

Our landlord has extended the lease on this building until the end of June 2020; this gives us six months to find a new property to accomodate the Art Matters service. The team heading up relocation are: Richmond Fellowship Central Services Partnership Manager Jo Sherwood, Richmond Fellowship Area Manager Olive Aherne and Studio Manager Mark … Read more

The Apple Project

This will offer DAISY members the opportunity to visit Wisley’s Apple Orchards and the Extensive Archive. This will enable artists to observe, how apple trees change over the seasons and explore the history and mythology of the iconic fruit. Follow this link to the official announcement. Above are some of the photographs already taken by visitors to … Read more

James Pullen Exhibit at the Watts Gallery

James Pullen In 2018 Art Matters artists participated in a project, to join the DAISYfest 2018’s celebrations of the inspiring work, of James Henry Pullen. James Pullen lived in the 19th century 1835 -1916, he was a resident at Earlswood Asylum. His clever, creative, coherent mind allowed him to produce several amazing artistic master pieces. … Read more

DAISY – Disability Art in Surrey

Art Matters is a member of the umbrella organisation DAISY, which stands for Disability Art in Surrey. Each year DAISY co-ordinates the DAISYFEST, an art festival that brings together artists and artist groups who work in the disability field. These festivals provide a day of: celebration, awareness and art.For further details follow this link to the DAISYfest … Read more

Celebrating the life of Capability Brown at Gatton Park

Capability In 2016 Art Matters artists joined Gatton Park to celebrate the three hundred 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, … Read more

The Heads-Up Exhibit at the Royal Holloway University

Heads-Up 2015, celebrated eight hundred years of the signing of the Magna Carta. To celebrate this, Art Matters exhibited Heads-Up as part of the DAISYfest 2015. The Heads-Up exhibit at the Royal Holloway University, questions how images in fashion magazines and celebrity media have an impact on society. Using collages and creating masks this exhibit … Read more