Smart Murals are bringing art to life across the City

21 Feb 2018

An exciting new partnership between Southampton City Art Gallery and Southampton Solent University, supported by the Arts Council England Museum Resilience Fund, is using the latest technology to engage with a new digital audience and broaden access to the Gallery’s collection.   From February 22, DeerDog (2004) by contemporary artist Dan Perfect, is being reproduced as a Smart Mural... Read More »

Southampton City Art Gallery’s exhibition of drawings by Leonardo da Vinci from the Royal Collection to open in 2019

9 Feb 2018

In February 2019, to mark the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci, 144 of the Renaissance master's greatest drawings in the Royal Collection will go on display in 12 simultaneous exhibitions across the UK. Southampton City Art Gallery will be the only host venue on the south coast, with their exhibition running from 1 February – 6 May 2019. Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in... Read More »

First chance to view David Baker’s exhibition, Common Ground, at Southampton City Art Gallery as Recording the Region 2017 concludes

21 Dec 2017

Be sure to visit David Baker’s Common Ground exhibition before the Recording the Region 2017 exhibition comes to an end. Opening on 2 December, and running until 7 April 2018, Common Ground is the culmination of four years spent documenting Southampton Common in the early hours of the morning.  Capturing the Common throughout the seasons and devoid of humans, gives an alternative view of... Read More »

Calling all local artists: Your chance to get your artwork exhibited

21 Dec 2017

Budding artists from across Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Wiltshire and Dorset are being invited to submit artwork for the Four Seasons exhibition, which is being held at Southampton City Art Gallery from 3 February – 21 April 2018. Submissions will fall into two categories, Young Persons (11-17 years) and Adults (18 years and over). The overall 1st prize winner of the adult category will... Read More »

Recording the Region 2017

14 Jun 2017

In 2017 Southampton City Art Gallery is hosting a series of exhibitions which invite artists working locally to display new and existing works inspired by the surrounding area. Each of the shows will provide new interpretations on the local landscape and encourage us to look more closely at details that are often overlooked or considered common place. The series begins with Hampshire Views... Read More »

Gallery Preview: Saturday 13 May 2017

2 May 2017

Sat 13 May / 1-3pm / RSVP to or 023 8083 4536 Kathakali meets Carnival: Celebrating the traditions of South India and Carnival 13 May – 19 August An exhibition of costumes and performances bringing together the culture and traditions of Southern India, the Caribbean, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. Exploring the heritage of... Read More »

Advance Notice for Artists: 2018 Open Exhibition

27 Apr 2017

Open Exhibition: The Four Seasons 3 February – 21 April 2018 Southampton City Art Gallery is pleased to announce that the popular biennial open submission exhibition will be returning once again in 2018. Residents of Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Wiltshire and Dorset are invited to submit their artwork inspired by the theme of ‘the seasons.’ Many artists have been inspired by the... Read More »

‘Capture the Castle: British Artists and the Castle from Turner to Le Brun’ at Southampton City Art Gallery this summer

20 Apr 2017

20 April 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Showcasing the finest historic and contemporary castle artists and combining history with art, Capture the Castle at Southampton City Art Gallery is the first ever large-scale art exhibition on the subject of British castles.  It conjures the mystique, excitement and prestige of the castle from Iron Age hill forts to Victorian reproductions and fantasy... Read More »

Kathakali meets Carnival: Events Programme

21 Mar 2017

The upcoming Kathakali meets Carnival exhibition at the gallery has an extensive events and activities programme running alongside it! See below for the full listings. Exhibition Opening (All ages) Sat 13 May / 1-3pm / FREE / Drop-in Enjoy a solo performance of Kathakali by Kalamandalam Vijayakumar, meet the artists and learn about the heritage of Kathakali and Carnival. India Day (All... Read More »

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