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DAISY (Disability Arts In Surrey) are inviting artists from its networks, to spend time at the Watts Gallery, to visit an exhibition of work by the renowned James Henry Pullen (1835–1916), known as the genius of Earlswood Asylum on show until 28 October 2018. Russell Jakubowski and other project members will blog about working with DAISY to create a flotilla of model fantasy craft in response to Pullen’s amazing artworks. ‘Flotilla’ - an exhibition of the sculptures/models, inspired by Pullen’s work, will be shown against a backdrop created by the PrintAble group from Ochre Print studios, at the Lightbox Gallery, Woking in October 2018.

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Beware the Mumbot – guardian of our Flotilla

On Monday I had an inspiring morning working with members of Art Matters. Interestingly, their workspace is not far from from Earlswood where James Henry Pullen spent his life. Their space is dedicated to to making art and their work hangs or is displayed in every available space around the work ...

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Building our Flotilla – phase 2

Following a break over the summer members of DAISY are back on the case - constructing and painting their JH Pullen inspired craft. Working with the artist Russell Jakubowski, fellow members and group leaders at their respective centres the craft are really beginning to take shape. Here are a few ...

‘Sound Voyager’ for Flotilla

Russell Jakubowski - recent Flotilla workshop at Watts gallery. I'm very pleased to post this photo of Angie who made great progress with her craft for our Flotilla. Drawing inspiration from James Henry Pullen It's designed to travel the cosmos looking for music. It already looks wonderful, such a simple and evocative ...

‘Emergency Water Supply Craft’ for Flotilla

Flotilla: Made a great start last week. Russell Jakubowski worked with two of the DAISY (Disability Arts In Surrey) groups (Surrey Choices and the Orpheus Centre) creating Dream-craft for the Flotilla exhibition. Pictured here is the first stage of a model craft designed to take water to wherever it's needed. Some ...

James Henry Pullen: Inmate – Inventor – Genius

By Colin Hambrook Stepping into the Watts Gallery and Artists' Village in the village of Compton, near Guildford in Surrey is a step back in time where the democratic values of Victorian artists and crafts-people G F and Mary Watts hold sway today. At the core of the organisation's vision is the ...