Gallery 7 will be closed Monday 2 December - Monday 9 December for essential maintenance. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.
Jamie Shovlin - How most of what you know is reconstruction
From 24 August to 8 December 2013
We are delighted to be working with Jamie Shovlin on a new solo exhibition.
How most of what you know is reconstruction will present new and existing work by the artist Jamie Shovlin within a new framework and context established by their display alongside artworks from Southampton City Arts Gallery’s permanent collection. Exploring notions of time, object, memory and experience as part of an interrelated whole, the exhibition will present commonalities and divergent themes within the artist’s practice and the gallery’s collection.
Image credit: Jamie Shovlin, Fontana Modern Masters, Acrylic Variations Colour Wheel (Detail) 2012 © the artist
artSOUTH: Collaborations Revealing the region through contemporary art
7 September 2013 – 5 January 2014
artSOUTH : collaborations is an ambitious contemporary visual art project, presenting newly commissioned artworks in diverse locations across central southern England.
Through an open submission process, artists were invited to respond sensitively and experimentally to the local context of the region, and to identify collaborators or specialists in another field to co-create new work. Southampton City Art Gallery is thrilled to be hosting two exhibitions as part of this project, featuring new work by artists Bouke de Vries and Jeremy Millar.
See what you miss
7 September 2013 - 5 January 2014 - Gallery 6
This display shows a wide range of work from Southampton's permanent art collection, chosen by participants of our regular Touch Tours. The gallery has been running Touch Tours for over 15 years - designed to enable people with visual impairments to explore art. This insightful exhibition provides the opportunity to gain a unique perspective into the various ways works of art can be appreciated.
Land2: Landscape, Art and Uncertainty
7 September 2013 - 5 January 2014 - Gallery 8
Four contemporary artists, Iain Biggs, Deborah Gardner, Melanie Rose and Judith Tucker from the research network Land2 respond to landscape paintings in Southampton’s art collection, considering significant works from the neo-romantic period alongside contemporary artists’ work. These artists include Graham Sutherland, Peter Lanyon, Keith Vaughan, Paul Nash and contemporary artists Clare Woods and George Shaw.
Image Credit: Melanie Rose, River Arle (2013) © the artist
11 October 2013 – 12 January 2014 Main Hall
Elod Beregszaszi is a London-based Kiriorigamist “flat-pack” artist specializing in collapsible sculptural forms. Geometric patterns provide the basis for most of his work which are then cut and folded into three dimensional kinetic structures from single sheets of paper. Taking inspiration from The First Cut, Elod will be presenting two paper installations reflecting both the architecture of the Art Gallery and the playful approach involved in experimenting with cutting and folding paper.