Portsmouth Festivities 2017

From Friday 16th June through Sunday 25th June 2017, Portsmouth Festivities returns, capturing imaginations, celebrating diversity, and exploring Portsmouth’s amazing heritage. Now in its 18th year, Portsmouth Festivities has developed a reputation for running high-quality events with professional artists in the city’s unique venues. Both regionally and nationally, their reach continues …
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Jun 2017

Ink-blowing workshops at Artypotz

Painting and pottery studio Artypotz on Castle Road in Southsea are hosting a series of watercolour ink-blowing during the summer. Learn how to create exciting imagery that’s captivating and unique using watercolour techniques and a distinctive new style of ink-blowing. Beginners and artists of all levels are welcome, and there …
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May 2017

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Holiday Art Club: Make, Move, Map at Aspex

Take part in Holiday Art Club: Make, Move, Map and join local artist Abigail Gilchrist to create an ‘alternative tour’ of the Aspex Gallery on Thursday 20th April. Since it’s creation, Aspex Gallery’s regular Holiday Art Clubs have become a firm Portsmouth favourite! Their 2017 programme is even more ambitious, with …
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Apr 2017

Holiday Art Club: Still Life Styling at Aspex

Create your own masterpiece with local artist Kate Reid (Kroma) on Thursday 13th April at Aspex in Holiday Art Club: Still Life Styling. Since it’s creation, Aspex Gallery’s regular Holiday Art Clubs have become a firm Portsmouth favourite! Their 2017 programme is even more ambitious, with an array of local guest …
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Apr 2017

Family Saturdays: 35 & Counting

On Saturday 25th February, Portsmouth’s Aspex Gallery host their weekly Family Saturdays, perfect to keep the whole family occupied this half-term. Each of these unique workshops take place in the new Learning Space, led by local illustrator Jordan Baines. Past activities include monster-making, bookbinding, and printmaking! This workshop, named ‘35 & Counting’, …
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Feb 2017

Five arrests made as Portsmouth City Council repossess Arts Lodge

Five people were arrested after city council staff called police to the Arts Lodge in Portsmouth’s Victoria Park to carry out an eviction shortly before 10:00am on Tuesday 7th February 2017. Officers repossessed the Arts Lodge site after the Art & Soul Traders’ lease expired on Sunday 5th February. Mark …

Aspex Family Saturdays — Chinese New Year

On Saturday 4th February, Aspex Gallery’s free weekly drop-in family workshop ties in with the Chinese New Year celebrations taking place in Gunwharf Quays. Young budding artists will be making special decorations to celebrate the Year of the Rooster! Each of these unique workshops take place in Aspex’s new Learning …
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Feb 2017

Lea Nahon’s ‘Pieces of You’ at Play Dead Studio

Creative tattoo studio and street art gallery space Play Dead host a special solo show by artist Lea Nahon, titled ‘Pieces of You’. Lea describes the exhibition as ‘a mixture of naughty, a little less naughty and slightly twisted illustrations’. The exhibition’s opening takes place on Friday 20th January from 7:00pm …
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Jan 2017

Charlotte Bradley takes up artist residency at Aspex Gallery

For their first Platform Alumni residency, Aspex Gallery in Gunwharf Quays are welcoming Charlotte Bradley, a recent Fine Art Graduate of the University for the Creative Arts in Farnham. Charlotte will be located in Aspex’s studio space, a facility for researching ideas, experimentation, and production of work. In late 2016, …

‘Flourish’ celebrates 10 years of Aspex Gallery at the Vulcan Building

Aspex Gallery in Portsmouth, national gallery education association Engage, and The Alexandra Reinhardt Memorial Award (ARMA) have unveiled Flourish, a new artwork by Alison Carlier. Flourish was unveiled at a celebration event on Thursday 1st December, marking Aspex’s tenth year in the historic Vulcan Building …