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.
A couple of dates for your diaries – aspex will be closed for private events on the following days in July. Wednesday 16 July Saturday 26 July We apologise for any inconvenience caused. Venue hire raise valuable income for the organisation, the profits from […]
Art writer & curator, Laura McLean-Ferris, has recently been crawling through our archives and has produced a series of articles about our 33 year history. In her fifth article, she looks at how the gallery’s programming moved in a more international […]
aspex welcomes back the winner of the 2012 Platform Graduate Award for a solo exhibition of her intricate, intense, mysterious tension filled drawings and paintings. In Forgotten Lines Joella Wheatley reveals the processes, complexities and voids of solitude through perspective projection, […]
As part of our aspex artists associates scheme, members are invited to write blog entries on their current projects. This week, Beth Davis-Hofbauer discusses who she is creatingn a brand new Art Trail in Fareham at the end of August – we can’t wait to […]
Ever wondered how many people we reach with our activities each year? Well, our friends at StudioBaum have produced the Infographic below with some figures from 2013/14….. As you can see above, we’ve been busier than ever engaging, participating, supporting, […]
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.
Bridging the Solent seeks to bring together the artistic talents of young people using galleries and artists on both sides of the water. The challenge has started with Island youngsters and on Saturday (June 21), they will present their creations, […]
Are you a fan of our delicious illy coffee? Well, you could win a coffee a day FREE from the aspex Cafe Bar by simply liking and sharing the offer here on Facebook. We’ll pick the winner at random from those […]
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.
Hampshire based ceramic designer maker Sheena Bond specialises in screen-printing onto ceramics. Inspired by media headline about banking scandals, the economic crisis and global downturns Sheena began to look at banknotes and the printed image more closely. In 2013 Sheena […]
Brighton based artist Kate Holden founded ‘Oh Someday’ jewellery in 2012. Kate’s passion for jewellery making came from her frustration with most of the affordable jewellery being mass-produced and cheaply made. Making her own jewellery meant she could make it […]
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.
Today aspex GreenSpace had it’s first judging as part of the RHS It’s your neighbourhood – Britain in Bloom scheme. We were delighted to show off our creative community garden, the plants, fruits and vegetables growing and the artworks made by […]
Press release 28 May 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE It’s all about taking part at aspex this Summer Portsmouth’s leading visual art charity aims to engage and entertain throughout the coming months with a range of projects. This summer, aspex will […]
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.
Can you help us get 6 archive boxes to the Glasgow School of Art? As you may have read, earlier this year, the Glasgow School of Art’s famous Mackintosh Building (above) suffered substantial damage in a fire, which included their library collection. […]
I’ve just had this opportunity pop into my inbox from Portsmouth City Council – an area next to the Blue Reef Aquarium (above) is available to let for 24 months. Alongside more traditional uses, such as a food concession, they […]