The Main Space is home to our major exhibitions and installations here at Aspex. Artists working today use an enormous variety of techniques, including many that might not even be thought of as being ‘art’ in the traditional sense of painting or sculpture. You can expect to see this variety of approaches reflected in the diverse range of exhibitions in the Main Space at Aspex, as contemporary artists try to create new ways of experiencing the world.
So we have completed the first week of Rotate Response. Our artists have begun to spend time in the gallery space which has already seen some slight interactions of existing items; alongside the beginnings of new pieces. Jon Lockhart spent […]
So begins our exploration into the unknown, or as we have named it here at aspex ‘Rotate Response’. The project that will see artists Jon Lockhart, Matt Parsons, Anna Pickering and Jo Willoughby using our main gallery as both studio […]
Aimed squarely at The Creative Sectors of Portsmouth, November 18th-21st will see The Art of Business, 4 days of best practice and innovative talks and workshops aimed at inspiring and developing those taking their first steps in business in a world where technology […]
Students participating in the project ‘Someone and Something’ Seminar day one at the New Art Centre with Eva Rothschild’s ‘Someone and Someone’ 2009 Aluminium and enamel paint Ed 2. Of 3 Last week 12 undergraduates and recent graduates met at […]
So you've got a great idea or project, but how to make it happen? You need money, and you need to know where to find it.....this seminar offers an overview of routes to funding and finance for artists and creative business start-ups.
Come and relax in a calm, contemporary and creative environment whilst enjoining an exciting range of exhibitions and events Not only can you enjoy an illy coffee whilst using our free wi-fi, you can also indulge yourself with a slice of one of our delicious homemade cakes or grab a bite to eat from our lunch menu. We also offer a range of teas, bottled beers, wines and soft drinks. As part of the gallery, all cafe profit is reinvested to support our programme.
We’ve been in discussions with Claire, Paul and Tristan from Strong Island, Portsmouth’s primary independent cultural resource, about exhibiting the exciting Creating Balance project here at aspex – and we’re delighted that we can confirm we’ll be showing some of […]
We are pleased to announce our new menu in the Cafe Bar will be launching this Saturday 27 July! New Cafe Manager Julia aims to focus on fresh & seasonal produce, which is locally sourced where possible. She said: “I’m excited […]
Our Craft & Design space is the best place in Portsmouth to buy the work of British and International designers, artists and makers. It is the home to a constantly changing craft exhibition, where all works are available to buy. If you can't get to the gallery, we also have our own online store hosted by Culture Label.
Almost every girl loves jewellery, But at the moment it seems there is only two choices, Mass-produced plastic rubbish or sell your own house to afford one little earring. But have no fear aspex is here! Here in the Craft […]
As you may have seen, aspex will be giving over the main exhibition space in the gallery to our inaugural Contemporary Makers Fair next weekend (15 & 16 February 2014). Around 20 stallholders have been selected by the aspex team […]
The Participation Space is the where contemporary art and the wider public meet. Our Participation team plan activities which are designed to promote enjoyment and understanding of contemporary visual art. Children and families and hard to reach groups are invited to work creatively with professional artists, while talks and seminars encourage adult visitors to engage critically with contemporary art and to debate the wider issues explored by artists in the work that we show.
As part of their project the Futurators OVERTHROW group visited London to meet up with representatives from Whitechapel Gallery’s youth group Duchamp & Sons. They were really friendly and welcoming and showed us around the gallery including the Hannah Höch exhibition, whos work we […]
You may have seen that we are working with the brilliant people at 5AM: Five Artist Makers for our current craft exhibition The 8th Space. Well, we’re delighted to say that three of the artists involved, Emily Myers, Esther Coombs and Eileen […]
The Digital Space at Aspex is home to a wide range of resources, including a digital studio, that are available to book by groups, educational institutions or individuals. It is also home to an extensive archive of art magazines and journals which are free to browse.
We’ve recently launched a new visitor survey on SurveyMonkey, which we will run online and in the gallery itself. We hope to find out a bit more about you, our audience, to ensure we are offering the right programme for […]
Did-It-Myself (in Portsmouth and Southsea) In response to the question aspex is currently asking – Does Making Things Make Us Human? We are inviting you, the people of Portsmouth and Southsea, to show us what you have made with your […]
Sometimes, instead of getting people to the gallery, it is better to bring the gallery to them - which is something Aspex have been doing ever since the organisation was formed over 30 years ago in Brougham Road, Southsea. The most famous example of our off-site work is the now legendary Ultrasauros on Southsea Common, which formed the centrepiece of Heather & Ivan Morrison's Luna Park, which came to an unfortunate fiery end in October 2010.
New venture will see two of Portsmouth’s cultural destinations collaborate to bring contemporary visual art to thousands more every year. Two of Portsmouth’s cultural destinations have announced plans to create a new gallery space at the heart of Portsmouth Guildhall. aspex […]
We are pleased to say the screenings of ‘True Crime’ our off-site collaborative work with artist Jordan Baseman and artSOUTH: collaborations are now well under way. The project includes two films that investigate crime in relation to both victim and offender. ‘True Crime’ includes experiences from Dr Diana Bretherick […]