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.
Our most recent off-site project is a Trav’ller In The Dark by S. Mark Gubb,(pictured above) situated at the Hard Interchange in Portsea. It explores the ideas of responsibility, influence, control and personal choice. The work’s form is influenced by Googie architecture, which originated in late 1940s Southern California. At once Las Vegas and Clarence Pier, the sculpture’s imagery, colours and neon lights create a piece which is visually seductive and a joy to behold.