The Sidney Sime Gallery in Worplesdon houses a major collection of the fascinating and highly characteristic work of Sidney Sime (1865-1941), the famous artist, illustrator and caricaturist.
There are 88 of his paintings and drawings on view, including theatrical caricatures, caricatures of local Worplesdon residents and landscape paintings in oil and watercolour. In total there are over 500 catalogued items.
As well as hung works, the gallery contains some furniture used frequently by Sime such as a gate-leg table, which contains two portfolios of Sime’s work and various publications of interest. There is also a tallboy containing his original sketch books, numerous oil paintings, etchings, watercolour sketches, drawings and caricatures, and press cuttings.
The gallery itself is on the first floor and is only accessible via steps. However, the hall downstairs is fully accessible for any of our talks and workshops held in that space.
COVID-19 NOTICE: Our site is currently closed. Please keep an eye on our website and social media for updates. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.
From 1st August 2020, open by appointment on Sundays and Wednesdays, 2pm-4pm
Worplesdon Memorial Hall