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Major works of art from national collections to join in a celebration of the Pre-Raphaelite Legacy on the South Coast

22 Mar 2019

Artworks from Southampton City Art Gallery and The Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum are to be joined by masterpieces from national collections, including Tate Britain, the Victoria and Albert Museum, and the Royal Academy.   The exhibition, entitled Beyond the Brotherhood: The Pre-Raphaelite Legacy, is supported by the Weston Loan Programme with Art Fund, and … Continue reading

Turner returns to Southampton City Art Gallery

28 Sep 2018

Joseph Mallord William Turner’s, Fisherman upon Lee-Shore in Squally Weather, 1802, Oil on canvas, has returned to our shores from Japan and has been installed in the Defining and Defying Convention: Royal Academy 250 exhibition at Southampton City Art Gallery. The Kitakyushu Municipal Museum of Art in Fukuoka Prefecture hosted a special exhibition of work … Continue reading

Major new Tate acquisition comes to Southampton City Art Gallery.

31 Aug 2018

Beneath the Surface: William Stott of Oldham and British Impressionism exhibition will open 14 September 2018 – 12 January 2019 The star of the show, William Stott of Oldham’s painting Le Passeur (The Ferryman) is considered a key moment in the breakthrough of British Art to naturalism and established Stott as one of the most … Continue reading

Our new Exhibitions and Events Guide has arrived! 

31 Aug 2018

The evenings may be drawing in but don’t worry, there is still so much to see and do at all three of our venues this autumn. The Art Gallery’s walls will be bursting with colour as we present artworks by one of Britain’s most important artists, Christopher Le Brun. The City’s rich maritime, local history, … Continue reading

Hyper-real post-apocalyptic beauty comes to Southampton City Art Gallery

18 May 2018

A new exhibition, Pillars of Dawn from celebrated, new media artist Kelly Richardson, opens 24 May 2018 at Southampton City Art Gallery, in collaboration with Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art. Taking cues from 19th-century painting, 20th-century cinema, and 21st-century planetary research, acclaimed Vancouver Island based artist Kelly Richardson crafts prints and videos that offer imaginative glimpses into … Continue reading

George Shaw: My Back to Nature opens in Southampton this week, on the final stop of its nationwide tour

21 Apr 2018

The critically acclaimed exhibition George Shaw: My Back to Nature from the National Gallery, opens on Friday 4 May at Southampton City Art Gallery, on the final stop of its 18-month nationwide tour. My Back to Nature – a free exhibition of more than fifty new paintings and drawings – is the result of George Shaw’s two-and-a-half years as the National Gallery’s Rootstein … Continue reading

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