Past Exhibitions






Friday 24th June – 11th July.

“This experience is about celebrating the successes we’ve had in the fight for LGBTQ+ equality and the ongoing work to create social acceptance of queer expression. It’s also a space for looking forwards and creating a vision of how we want the world to look for future LGBTQ+ generations.

An LGBTQ+ focused art exhibition featuring the work of queer artists Ell, Eli, Sophie Kathleen, Bunny Teef, and Tracey Adkins. It also features work from our artist workshops, and an interactive activity to help you to bring pride month to life! Curated collaboratively by Art in Practice UK & Blossom LGBT CIC, with thanks to New House Art Space for providing us with their fantastic space & financial contributions from The National Lottery Community Fund & Arts Council England.”


Join us for the private view of ‘feeeeelings’ on Friday 10th June 7pm -10pm at New `House Art Space

About this event

Have you ever had feelings? Or know someone who has?
Then this may be for you.  FEEEEELINGS! is an exhibition of affordable artworks by 8 artists from the UK and USA who have ALL at one point probably had feelings. Curated by myself, and American artist Amy Plante. Taking place at the wonderful Davies Gilder Gallery in Guildford’s New House art space.
OPENING NIGHT 10th JUNE 7pm – 10pm
Featuring works from:
Jesse Reno
Loretta Park
Ziggy Hill
Darren John
Amy Plante
Florence Poppy Deary
Francesca Van Haverbeke
All are welcome to the opening reception! – and you can RSVP here
(You don’t have to RSVP to attend, it just helps us know how many jelly beans to order)

Scream of the Butterfly

Launch private view: June 1st 2022 19:00 – 22:00

You are invited to the launch of The Davies Gilder Gallery’s upcoming exhibition ‘Scream of the Butterfly’ which open’s 1st June 2022 and run until 6th June 2022. 

‘Scream of the Butterfly’ showcases the work from a group of artists who use their mediums to sublimate personal experience, or reflect that of others, exploring complex psychological states and raising awareness for mental health. 

‘Scream of the Butterfly’ is being held by artist and curator Lauren Thompson and sponsored by Kane FM, a local radio station working to transform the lives of young people struggling with learning differences and wellbeing challenges. 10% of all work sold will go towards local mental health charity, MindWaves. 

‘To become a butterfly, a caterpillar first digests itself. Amidst the pandemic individuals have retreated into their own cocoons, trapped within the constraints of their minds. This has been, for many, a time for introspection and transformation. Although the process can be painful, once the caterpillar has digested itself, it metamorphosizes, breaking out of the darkness and through to the other side as a butterfly: lighter, free and high flying.  

Symbolically, across cultures the butterfly has become “a symbol for rebirth and resurrection, for the triumph of the spirit and the soul over the physical prison.’

Pictured Artwork: Lauren Thompson.

Exhibiting Artists:

Steve Chapman

Vilma Leino

Samo Shalaby

Kasra Karimi

Grace Saint

Lauren Thompson

Russell Thompson

Surrey Artists Open Studios Launch & Networking Event

May 5th 2022: 18:00 – 21:00

New House Art Space is proudly partnering with Surrey Artists Open Studios to host this years SAOS networking and launch event on Thursday 5 May at New House Art Space, Guildford, from 6-9pm.

It will be a wonderful opportunity to meet some of the artists taking part in this years SAOS (which includes many of our residents !) and to have a look around our exciting art space ! 

To book your place visit:

‘Break the Bias’

March 8th – May 1st 2022

Opening times:
Tuesday – Thursday: 9:00 – 17:00
Saturday – Sunday: 12:00 – 16:00

Carrying the theme of this year’s International Women’s Day, ‘Break the Bias’ showcases the works of several female artists and their exciting practices that address the many facets of what it is to be a woman today. Questions about motherhood, the body, heritage, the environment and more are addressed in this show.

Artists Exhibiting: Alison Bessesdotter, Anne-Elise Angas, Elizabeth Leyland, Jane Allison, Jackie Tagg, Jean Tolkovsky, Kayt Webster-Brown, Kelda Storm, Lauren Thompson, Lorraine Clewlow, Louise Grundy, Mandy Millyard, Mathushaa Sagthidas, Monica Dyer, Scarlett Hope-Gates, Sinead Merry, Sinéad Fox, Sophie Kathleen Stevens, Sophie O’Reilly, Susan Czopor, Shiryani Batuwitage, Timira Butler

‘Looking Out, Looking In’

5th February – 6th March 2022

‘Looking Out, Looking In’ was a celebration of the works of our resident artists and our way of saying hello to the community of Guildford and beyond.

Many of the works in the show highlighted the act of looking, noticing, and feeling as integral to how artists live and make work. Whether that be looking out into the world, or into oneself, something that is becoming increasingly pertinent in these times of social isolation. 

There were a rich variety of practises on display that ranged from paintings to photography, video, bargello needlework, 3D printed crafts and much much more! Establishing New House and the Davies Gilder Gallery as a space where everyone can look forward to events and exhibitions which we hold throughout the year.

Artists exhibiting: Charlotte Corden, Catherine Guest, Helen Bowie, Jane Upward, Will Thomas Freeman, Nerrisa Pratt

New House Art Space

New House, Fays Passage, Guildford, GU1 4SQ