Newsletter, August 2021

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Discover exhibitions, events, news and more from the venues and teams across University of Southampton.  

New exhibition:¬†Hetain Patel’s¬†Trinity¬†opens at John Hansard Gallery

Tuesday 3 August – Saturday 30 October

John Hansard Gallery, our flagship city centre art gallery, is proud topresent Trinitythe biggest solo exhibition to date by the highly acclaimed artist Hetain Patel. Trinity is also the name for an ambitious new film by Patel, the final part of a trilogy being premiered at John Hansard Gallery this summer. Working with dance, martial arts and sign language collaborators, Trinity represents Patel’s most significant film so far.


Concerts announced: Book tickets to Turner Sims events starting in September

Turner Sims, our unique on-campus concert hall, has announced their first flush of events for 2021-2022. In the coming year, expect artists such as the Chiaroscuro Quartet, Welsh National Opera Orchestra, pianist Pavel Kolesnikov, the Sara Colman Band celebrating the music of Joni Mitchell, extraordinary cellist and pianist Sebastian Plano, jazz legends Acoustic Triangle and swing stars Hot Club of Cowtown. Make sure you are signed up to the Turner Sims mailing list to be the first to hear of further events as they are announced! 


Digital exhibition: Complicating Narratives of the Kindertransport from The Parkes Institute

The Parkes Institute, part of University of Southampton and one of the world’s leading centres for the study of Jewish/non-Jewish relations, has launched a new digital exhibition Complicating Narratives of the Kindertransport. The Kindertransport was the rescue of approximately 10,000 predominantly Jewish children who were brought to Britain temporarily in the months before the Second World War. 

In the exhibition, viewers can discover a selection of stories from the Kindertransport, and over 150 digitised documents from University of Southampton‚Äôs Special Collections are featured.


News: Connecting Culture workshops delivered to over 450 children and young people so far

Artist-led workshops held as part of the University’s¬†Connecting Culture research project¬†have so far been delivered to over¬†450 children and young¬†people¬†in Southampton. Participants have explored what culture and creativity in Southampton means to them and¬†have all now achieved an¬†Arts Award Discover certificate!¬†

20 workshops have been held in 12 settings across Southampton. Feedback from teachers and group leaders has been good so far and a huge amount of raw research data has been gathered.


News: WSA students work with Hampshire County Council on art and inclusion project

In June 2021, Winchester School of Art (WSA) students worked in collaboration with Hampshire County Council (HCC) to create artwork for their Inclusion Strategy. Students from MA Textile Design and BA Graphic Arts (Illustration) attended four workshops organised by the Diversity Team at HCC to develop their new inclusion strategy. Their brief was to create art to capture the principles of inclusion and diversity and how it was experienced by members of the Council. 

The artwork produced by WSA students will be included and credited in the HCC Inclusion Strategy literature, when the strategy is launched in September 2021.

Image: Jennifa Chowdhury (2021) Antarbhukta, Paper Sculptor   

Call out: Human Worlds Festival 2021 Рexhibitor registration opens to University of Southampton staff and students

Human Worlds Festival, University of Southampton‚Äôs annual celebration of Arts and Humanities organised by the Public Engagement with Research unit (PERu), is back! Registration for exhibitors is now open to all University of Southampton staff and students, and you can find the application form here.

The Festival will run from Thursday 11 to Saturday 20 November. From 1 September, Human Worlds Festival will have a new name to mark its commitment to Arts and Humanities research and expand its impact.To be kept in the loop, follow PERu on TwitterFacebook, and Instagram.


Call out: University of Southampton staff and students required for Black History Month art project

Deadline: Sunday 15 August

The Black Asian Minority Ethnic Staff Network and Faculty of Arts and Humanities at University of Southampton are inviting staff and students to submit an expression of interest to create a piece of art – such as a sketch, photo, sculpture, graphic or fabric piece – to showcase cultural diversity in the University community as part of Black History Month. 

A range of artworks will be selected, one of which will become the feature image for the University’s Black History Month celebrations and the others will be used for other Black Asian Minority Ethnic awareness raising events and activities. 


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