Borrow a work of art (Artlease)

You can borrow a work of art from the Southampton City Art Gallery collection for your company. Choose from a range of styles and subject matter. An original work of art can be leased from just £85 per annum depending on the work requested.

If you are interested in borrowing a work of art, through our Artlease scheme, contact us on 023 8083 2203, or email for more information including hire charges and terms and conditions.

Art gallery library and records

We maintain history files relating to all artists whose works are in the permanent collection as well as a small library containing related monographs, publications and exhibition catalogues. These records are made accessible to the general public through a supervised appointment scheme and are also accessible to staff and freelance workers involved in the interpretation of the collection. For more information please send an email to or telephone 023 8083 4563.

Slide library

We have a slide library containing some 20,000 images. Slides cover all types and styles of art of all periods and includes slides of works in the permanent collection. The slides can be borrowed by members of the public for renewable one month periods free of charge. The service is run on an appointment only basis by a volunteer. For more information please send an email to or telephone the Slide Librarian on 023 8083 4563.