Apply NOW for a UoS Creative Internship

Arts Ambassadors Shanelle, Nicole and Louise with Sir Nicholas Serota, Chair of Arts Council England at John Hansard Gallery. Photo Jon Banford

Are you looking to gain valuable experience and build your networks in a creative environment? Is your career ambition to work in the arts, cultural or creative industries?

The University of Southampton’s Careers Service have opened their new season of paid Internships with a brilliant range of opportunities in Southampton’s cultural sector for enrolled UoS students and graduates *.

Read on for details of the creative and cultural internships on offer and hurry, applications close on 27 October 2019.

Continue reading Apply NOW for a UoS Creative Internship

Reflections: Han Yin, Engagement Intern at John Hansard Gallery

Han Yin, MA Contemporary Curation student at Winchester School of Art, looks back on her time as Engagement Intern at John Hansard Gallery and shares what she’s enjoyed and learnt.

Continue reading Reflections: Han Yin, Engagement Intern at John Hansard Gallery

Seeking Artist Facilitators for Connecting Culture

Connecting Culture – consultation session with Children in Care Network, Spring 2019

Arts at University of Southampton is looking for Southampton-based Artist Facilitators to deliver a ‘Creative Consultation’ Workshop Programme involving over 350 participants, aged five to 25 and Early Years families across the city starting in Autumn 2019. This is stage one of ‘Connecting Culture’, an ambitious Southampton-wide project with children and young people at its heart.

A large consortium of cultural organisations and child-focused services, led by the University of Southampton, will work together on this ground-breaking research project to address the question of how the city’s thriving Cultural Quarter can enrich the lives of those aged 5 to 25.    

The Artist Facilitators will work together to devise, develop and deliver a series of consultation workshops suitable for a range of ages and levels, to take place in different settings across the city’s 16 wards. In collaboration with the ‘Connecting Culture’ Research Team, the Artist Facilitators will embed the consultation questions and  Arts Award Discover and Explore framework into the workshops, enabling all participants to achieve their own Arts Award. 

The Creative Consultation will form the basis of Connecting Culture’s research and long-term cultural planning relating to ‘Child-Friendly’ Southampton. 

For full details including how to apply, download the brief (PDF & Word):

Closing date: 5pm Wednesday 16 October 2019

John Hansard Gallery – Home Economics: Film Programme – a review.

The Home Economics: Film Programme at the John Hansard Gallery (JHG) features eight films that negotiate the politics and discourses around the home and the wider environment and economy. Featuring artists; Helen Cammock, Charlotte Ginsborg, Rosalind Nashashibi, Lucy Parker, William Raban, Ben Rivers, Margaret Salmon and the Black Audio Film Collective.

James Scott, a recent Exhibitions Intern at John Hansard Gallery from The Ruskin School of Art, University of Oxford, explores how the film programme brings to light the effect globalisation has had on the concept of home. 

Continue reading John Hansard Gallery – Home Economics: Film Programme – a review.

Rediscovering The King of Lampedusa: An Evening of Performance and Talks with the Parkes Institute

Katie Power and Abaigh McKee, PhD candidates in The Parkes Institute for the Study of Jewish/non-Jewish Relations at the University of Southampton, discuss Rediscovering ‘The King of Lampedusa’, a lecture-recital that took place at Nuffield Southampton Theatres City (NST City) in June.

Continue reading Rediscovering The King of Lampedusa: An Evening of Performance and Talks with the Parkes Institute

Surviving the heat, thriving as a Ripe Mango

Annette Warner, artist and Fine Art Graduate, Winchester School of Art reflects on her first professional opportunity as part of ‘Ripe Mangoes’, a graduate artists programme with Southampton-based ‘a space’ arts and setting up for life after uni. 

Continue reading Surviving the heat, thriving as a Ripe Mango

Introducing Sophie Hart: Nuffield Southampton Theatres’ Marketing and Communications ‘Excel’ Intern

Sophie Hart, Marketing and Communications Intern at Nuffield Southampton Theatres (NST), shares her aspirations for the role.

Continue reading Introducing Sophie Hart: Nuffield Southampton Theatres’ Marketing and Communications ‘Excel’ Intern

John Hansard Gallery: Making Waves in the Community

After visiting John Hansard Gallery, Arts Ambassador Jenny Banful reflects on how the Cultural Quarter is supporting the shape of Southampton’s identity.

Continue reading John Hansard Gallery: Making Waves in the Community

REVIEW Resist: be modern (again)

Paige Michel-Strachan, BA History student and ‘Excel’ Intern reviews the Resist: be modern (again) exhibition at John Hansard Gallery. Here Paige lists her favourite artworks and explains why she likes them so much.

Continue reading REVIEW Resist: be modern (again)

A Tale of Two Galleries

Arts Ambassador Molly Ellis shares her experience of attending two contrasting art exhibition launches in one week. Private views of Resist: be modern (again) at John Hansard Gallery (JHG) and Banana Split at the Alfred Arcade.

Continue reading A Tale of Two Galleries