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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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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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 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

Students Review British Art Show 8

Earlier in 2017 we said goodbye to British Art Show 8 after three months in the city at John Hansard Gallery, Southampton City Art Gallery and Bargate Monument. We teamed up with first year BA Hons English students at University of Southampton to review the exhibition. Continue reading Students Review British Art Show 8