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Guildford Borough Council : Matisse – Drawing with Scissors

Guildford Borough Council : Matisse – Drawing with Scissors

Late Works 1950-1954

A Hayward Gallery Touring Exhibition  

Guildford House Gallery  

21 January to 25 March 

Matisse exhibition proves a great success

“Bravo for bringing this to Guildford”, “Amazing. I was blown away” and “Well, this was nice” are just a few of the many positive comments we’ve had about Matisse: Drawing with Scissors at Guildford House Gallery.

So don’t miss out, there’s still time to visit. The exhibition runs until 25 March 2023. Come along and discover the 35 posthumous prints of the cut-outs produced by Henri Matisse in the last four years of his life, when confined to bed by ill health. It includes many of his iconic images, such as The Snail and the Blue Nudes.  

Lead Councillor for Heritage, Cllr John Redpath says:

“We’re delighted to have been able to bring this exhibition to Guildford and to have received such lovely comments.

“It’s also a great opportunity for school trips. Schools should call 01483 444751 to book their free visit. A teacher’s pack is available for school bookings. Aimed at Key Stage 3 students and above, the pack can be adapted to suit students of any age.”

“Activity sheets are available for Key Stage 2 students, younger visitors and families.”

Matisse: drawing with scissors is on display at Guildford House Gallery, 155 High Street, Guildford, GU1 3AJ. Admission is free. The gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 4.30pm (last entry 4pm). For more information visit our website.

Matisse’s work has inspired the creation of artwork by members of charities Headway Surrey and Halow Project. Their Collages and Cut-outs exhibition is also on display in the Garden Room at Guildford House Gallery.