Southampton Celebrates – 16-24 February 2018

Join us on the night of 16 February as a week-long celebration of art and culture kicks off, signalling the launch of Studio 144. University of Southampton’s John Hansard Gallery, City Eye and Nuffield Southampton Theatres’ will all be opening the doors to their new homes in Guildhall Square, Southampton.

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Meet the Arts Ambassadors: Doria Wang

Next up in our season of blogs introducing our new Arts Ambassadors is MA Fashion Marketing and Branding student Doria Wang, where she gives us an insight into her many experiences of theatre in China, and what inspired her to apply for her role.

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Meet the Arts Ambassadors: Shanelle Webb

The first in a series of blogs introducing our inaugural group of Arts Ambassadors, BA Politics and International Relations student Shanelle Webb shares her early passions for the arts, her discovery of politics and how in her new role she intends to raise awareness of the arts to her fellow students in 2018.

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documenta and Münster Sculpture Project: Habitation and Displacement

Nadia Thondrayen, Programming Co-ordinator at John Hansard Gallery, reports back on two of the art world’s most exciting and celebrated European exhibitions that took place earlier this year.

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Leaping Forward: The Value of Arts and Culture for Everyone

The  John Hansard Gallery’s Head of Education, Dr Ronda Gowland-Pryde, discusses the importance of accessibility to the arts ahead of her appearance later this week speaking at Creativity & Life Chances: Artswork Conference 2017, alongside other leading professionals in the field from around the country.
Image: Department for Doing Nothing, © John Hansard Gallery

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The Wandering Intern: one student’s unexpected tour of Southampton’s campuses and arts organisations

Elspeth Williams explains how she went from being a humanities student to an arts one, and where that journey has taken her now. Continue reading The Wandering Intern: one student’s unexpected tour of Southampton’s campuses and arts organisations

Curatorial Journeys: From St Andrews to Southampton (via Slough)

Nadia Thondrayen, Programming Co-ordinator of John Hansard Gallery, reflects on her career in the arts which began with her ambitions as a 16 year old.

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Arts Ambassadors scheme launches

Interested in music, art, design, theatre, film or anything in-between? Would you like an opportunity to learn new skills and develop yourself outside of your degree?

Arts at University of Southampton is excited to be launching Arts Ambassadors, a pilot voluntary scheme that is now open for applications!

As an Arts Ambassador, you’ll be part of a small, enthusiastic group of students representing us at public-facing events, creating written and visual content for our social media channels, and encouraging other students to get involved across Southampton and Winchester. You will have the opportunity to work with the University’s renowned professional arts venues, get a behind-the-scenes look at how the arts work and enhance career prospects.

This voluntary opportunity is open to students from all disciplines and courses; all we ask is that you are enthusiastic and curious about the arts.

Find out more – download the opportunity description here.

To apply, please send a personal statement (maximum 500 words) describing your interest in the role to arts@southampton.ac.uk Please include your name, a contact telephone number and the name of your course.

Deadline for applications is 17:00 on Thursday 16 November 2017