The Arts and Crafts Movement in Surrey. A cottage by Sir Edwin Lutyens at Munstead.

William De Morgan tile. Click to visit the Demorgan centre.

The Society for the Arts and Crafts Movement in Surrey exists to celebrate and foster interest in all forms of art, architecture and design of ‘the Arts and Crafts Era’ - the period from 1860 to 1930. The Society is concerned with the conservation and awareness of works associated with the period and is gathering together information such as publications, photographs and drawings relating to this extraordinary period of creativity in Surrey.

The Society was formed in 1996 to act as a forum for those who share this interest and enthusiasm. Members enjoy a programme of lectures usually held at the Watts Gallery, where we have met since the Society's founding, study days and visits to places of Arts and Crafts interest and receive the Society's newsletters, issued twice a year. New members are always welcome and there are plenty of opportunities to assist with the Society's projects for those who wish to.



1 July

New publication by David Taylor
The Remarkable Lushington Family: Reformers, Pre-Raphaelites, Positivists, and the Bloomsbury Group
Drawing on previously unpublished archival materials, this study spans three generations of the Lushington family. It investigates their personal histories through the themes of social, artistic, and cultural history. The author analyzes the Lushington family’s relationships with well-known figures like Lady Byron, Queen Caroline, and members of the Bloomsbury Group. Most importantly, this study examines Lushington family members’ roles within larger trends, including abolitionism, the Pre-Raphaelite movement, and Positivism.

22 April

If you receive a copy of the ‘freebie’ magazine VantagePoint, which is delivered throughout Surrey, you may be pleased to see our Society has an article in the April issue.

16 March

The Society has decided that, due to the current coronavirus situation the ACMS lecture, The influence of the Italian Renaissance on Arts and Crafts Gardens that was due to take place on Tuesday 31st March at St Catherine’s Village Hall is now postponed.
It is hoped that the lecture may be rescheduled for November this year and notice of a new date will be posted once available.

26 January

ACMS Lectures & Events
The usual trio of spring lectures is taking a different form this year to take advantage of the opportunity to view two important exhibitions with accompanying lectures. Details of these two exhibition events and a regular format lecture are now available on our Diary page.


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