The Deepdene Trail's Surrey Countryside Watercolours Exhibition is Open!

All are invited to Dorking's Bourneside Gallery to view The Deepdene Trail's first Watercolours Exhibition.

Inspired by a series of beautiful historic watercolours of the elegant setting at Deepdene, the exhibition displays the winning and shortlisted entries in the Trail's first ever Surrey Countryside Watercolour competition as well as some contemporary photographic views of the site, all available for sale. Shortlisted submissions were asked to demonstrate contemporary responses in watercolour that represent Surrey's countryside today.

Councillor Vivienne Michael, Leader of Mole Valley District Council said, "Despite being so close to Dorking town centre, the Deepdene Trail is a truly magical and tranquil spot. The paintings and photographic images in this exhibition really capture the Trail's atmosphere and give those who haven't yet visited the Trail themselves an opportunity to glimpse the glorious landscape and views that can be enjoyed there.

"For a real treat, you could combine a visit to the exhibition with a trip to the Dorking Museum where you can experience a Virtual Tour of The Deepdene Trail."

The paintings on display were judged by an experienced panel including local artist Sherree Valentine-Daines, the Chairman of Arts Alive, Mary Huggins and representatives for Surrey Arts, Karl Newman and Caitlin Heffernan.

This competition was supported by Surrey Arts and Mole Valley Arts Alive Festival.


Editor's notes:

Bourneside Gallery

1 North Street, Dorking (

The exhibition will be open to the public from 5th February to 3rd March 2018.

The Gallery is open:

Monday 12-4pm

Tuesday CLOSED

Wednesday to Friday, 10.30am to 4pm

Saturday 10am to 5pm


Last Updated: 21/02/2018

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