The Sime Gallery and its collection are unique and preserve the legacy of a remarkable artist, illustrator and caricaturist. But with many of the works of art more than 100 years old they are in need of repair and conservation. We depend on contributions from our donors to help to care for them and secure the future of the gallery.
The gallery is a registered charity and receives no regular funding from the government or statutory grant giving bodies. Each and every donation makes an important contribution to our work, especially during this period of enforced closure due to COVID-19 which has resulted in a loss in income.
We hope you will consider making a donation to the gallery so we can preserve these exceptional works of art and tell the fascinating story of the Master of the Mysterious.
If you are a UK taxpayer, Gift Aid will add a further 25% at no additional cost to you, making your donation work even harder. You will be directed to a simple form to fill in after making your donation so that we can claim this. The receipt of payment will be emailed to yourself for your records.
Sponsor one of Sime’s art works and you will be contributing to its repair and conservation so that it can be displayed again. Sponsorship can mark the celebration of a wedding anniversary or birthday, the memory of a loved one or simply because you have a connection to a particular piece.
In recognition of your generosity we will display your name alongside the painting, illustration or drawing once it is conserved and displayed and you will receive a certificate of sponsorship. Your name will also appear on the Thank you page on our website.
Join our community of volunteers and help visitors to learn more about the fascinating story of Sidney Sime.
As a small gallery we are dependent on the wonderful support of our volunteers and are so grateful for everything that they do. Becoming a volunteer is a great way to learn about our remarkable collection, engage with local history, meet new people and enhance the experience of our visitors. Volunteers can also help at events at the gallery including Heritage Open Weekend which takes place in September each year.
We are currently recruiting volunteers for Front of House roles and to help with events. If you would like further information on becoming a volunteer please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07415 372620.
There is a small range of merchandise available for sale at the gallery which includes postcards, greeting cards and prints as well as the book ‘The Art of Sidney H Sime, Artist and Philosopher’, a 50 page illustrated booklet at £5 plus postage and packing.
You can buy items at our online shop. Take a look >
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The Sime Gallery would like to thank the following organisations and individuals for their most generous support.
The National Lottery Heritage Fund
The Arts Society
Camberwell College of Art (Victoria Haddock and Rebecca D’Ambrosio)
West Dean College
Surrey Museums Partnership
Guildford Borough Council
Worplesdon Parish Council
Friends of Guildford House
Surrey Historic Buildings Trust
Keith Witham, local County Councillor