Pick of the Week

April's Guest Editor is Mia Delve

Image: K6 Gallery

Every month we invite a Guest Editor to select our Pick of the Week feature. Chosen from the activities listed in our events pages they select highlights from across the region.

This April, curator and visual artist Mia Delve is making the selection.

Mia Delve is a curator and visual artist based in Southampton. She works at ‘a space’ arts as a Project and Programme Officer and is also a Committee Member and Curator at K6 Gallery.

At ‘a space’ arts Mia works across a number of projects; most recently assisting in the development and delivery of the organisation’s biggest and most ambitious project to date: God’s House Tower, a brand new arts and heritage venue which is due to launch in September this year. Mia also runs a programme of exhibitions and events at the Alfred Arcade, the Hidden Wardrobe and the Alfred Arms on Old Northam Road. Now in its second year, and expanding rapidly, this programme aims to provide opportunities and support for recent fine art graduates, from both Southampton Solent University and Winchester School of Art. Other ‘a space’ projects include the Artist Development Programme, studio provision via the Arches Studios and Tower House and managing public art projects.

K6 Gallery was set up in 2015; it has a permanent exhibition space inside a pair of grade II listed, red telephone boxes in the centre of Southampton. Mia is part of a small team of volunteers who run the gallery, developing and delivering a rich programme of exhibitions and events in non-traditional art spaces across the city. In October last year, K6 Gallery was awarded a project grant from the Arts Council for their project Next Stop: City Bus which concluded in March. They’re also hugely excited to have been selected as one of 20 artist-led groups chosen to take part in the Guild Programme, led by East Street Arts which launches in May this year.

Mia is also a visual artist and filmmaker. Personal family stories provide a loose narrative for several of her video works that attempt to communicate shared histories; these stories are interrupted by edited sequences of everyday observations and occurrences.




What's On

Fabric Africa: Stories told through textiles

Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, Queens Rd, Bristol, BS8 1RL

Saturday 30 June 2018 – Sunday 19 May 2019

Mini Makers

Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan, PO1 3BF

Monday 01 October 2018 – Wednesday 31 July 2019


Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan, PO1 3BF

Monday 01 October 2018 – Wednesday 31 July 2019

Visual Arts South West

Working towards a South West where talented artists thrive, and a resilient and connected visual arts ecology that inspires more engaged and diverse audiences to value and advocate for its work.

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