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Perdita's Farewell

Yesterday was the end of thirteen years of Perdita Hunt running the Watts Gallery. But she didn't just run the Gallery. She saved the Gallery. When she arrived as Director, a brilliant appointment by the Chairman Richard Ormond, the Gallery was in a poor physical state, random visitors and no profile. Now, thirteen years later, the Gallery has been completely refurbished, without losing its magic, Watt's house across the road has been acquired as has a long lease on the Watt's Chapel. It is not just a Gallery but "Watts Gallery Artists Village".Its reputation is now National and indeed further afield. Well done Perdita. Do visit the Watts Gallery. www.wattsgallery.org.uk

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