K6 Gallery needs your support


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.

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