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The bijou gallery which opened inside a pair of old telephone boxes in central Southampton 2 years ago has put on a string of exhibitions since then and exhibited over 40, mainly local, artists.
The gallery’s size is outmatched by the ambition of the volunteers who run it. With numerous offsite events including ROAM Arts Trail last year that saw a number of artworks installed across the city and a permanent mural on Northam Social Club by Solent University graduate Billy Mather.
Following that was the city’s first ‘Bring Your Own Beamer’ night where a number of artists exhibited work on over a dozen projectors in Planet Sounds underneath Central Bridge to create an exciting and surreal night time event as part of the 2016 Southampton Fringe.
This year’s exhibitions have involved an exhibition of sick bags, by artists including rock stars Nick Cave and Band of Skull’s Emma Richardson. The current exhibition, Imagined Futures is by Winchester School of Art tutor Peter Driver, who’s large-scale woodcut prints and banners imagine a future education policy prioritising creativity, critical reasoning, and imagination as keys to fulfilling each child’s potential.
To be in with a chance of winning this latest grant K6 Gallery are urging the public to back them by voting for their project at https://www.avivacommunityfund.co.uk/voting/project/view/17-3206. Everybody who signs up and registered gets 10 votes, which if given to K6 would go a long way to supporting their bid for success.
A key show planned for early 2018 includes the first ever exhibition of photographs and work by the late Des Francis, a prominent anti-apartheid campaigner who took tens of thousands of photographs over his lifetime and eventually settled in Southampton.
18 Apr 2017
Arts Council England announces guidance on tax relief for museums and galleries to reclaim some of the cost of putting on exhibitions.
25 Apr 2017
Arnolfini announce appointment of Situations' Claire Doherty as new Director of Arnolfini from 1st August 2017.
26 Apr 2017
The Creative Industries Federation has launched its manifesto for all political parties for the general election. It builds on the industrial strategy document recently submitted to government.
20 Jun 2017
Arts and culture downgraded in ministerial restructure at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport
23 Jun 2017
Jamm’Europe is an ephemeral online platform, an open space, to discuss what role culture and the arts can play in the future of Europe. Which scenarios, what policy proposals we, cultural players aspire to? How do we envision Europe of Culture?
23 Jun 2017
The results of the 2017 teaching excellence framework (TEF) have been released, with more than 130 UK universities and other higher education institutions being awarded gold, silver or bronze ratings for the quality of their teaching.
27 Jun 2017
Arts Council England have announced their National Portfolio Organisations funding decision, including 103 South West organisations
28 Jun 2017
Following ACE's NPO announcement South West artists and organisations respond to the decisions
28 Jun 2017
Beth Davis-Hofbauer, AUE representative for the south central region of England, discusses NPO decisions and the importance of paying artists.
19 Jul 2017
The Creative Industries Federation has launched the Creative Freelancers report, hightlighting the large proportion of creative workers in the creative industries who are freelance and calling for their needs to be properly understood by government.
11 Oct 2017
Plymouth College of Art has appointed Christy Johnson as its second Vice Principal
24 Oct 2017
The Artist-Led Initiative Advisory Service (alias) has announced that it has ceased all activities effective from October 2017.
12 Feb 2018
In March 2018 Arts Council England will be hosting a series of briefing events across England to support museums and galleries to understand and benefit from the Museum and Gallery Exhibitions Tax Relief.
19 Feb 2018
Visual Arts South West is delighted to welcome three new members to its steering group: Zoe Li, Emily Bull and Lara Goodband.