Dorothea Tanning: Surrealist Gothic Nightmares | The Guildford Institute

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The Guildford Institute, Ward Street, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 4LH

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Dorothea Tanning


Dorothea Tanning (1910 – 2012) was an American painter, printmaker, sculptor, writer, and poet. A self-taught artist, in the surreal imagery of her early paintings she drew inspiration from many Gothic and Romantic novels. Tanning created images that were precise, figurative renderings of dream-like situations. Today, many regard her as a Surrealist painter, due to her close friendships with artists and writers of the early twentieth century Surrealist Movement.

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Unit 1 - Adult ticket£17.00 per ticket
Unit 2 - Concession ticket£16.00 per ticket

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Road Directions

We are located on Ward Street in Guildford town centre. Please note, it's a one-way street with access from Martyr Road. On-street short term parking and unlimited blue badge parking is available, in addition to the town centre car parks.

Public Transport Directions

We are a 10 minute walk from Guildford and London Road railway stations and less than 5 minutes from the bus station. Buses 3, 8, 25, 34, 36, 37, 300, 462/3, 478/9 and 715 all stop directly outside or opposite the Institute.


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Season (29 Feb 2024)
Thursday19:00 - 21:00

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