#ThirdThursdays

#ThirdThursdays

30 Sep - 30 Jun

On the third Thursday of every month, Aspex hosts a range of artist-focussed events: exhibition previews, networking, creative showcases and talks/seminars.

These unique after-hour activities (until 8pm) allow visitors to engage in creative discussion, meet like-minded individuals and experience the gallery’s three exhibition spaces, bespoke Craft Shop and cafe.

Our artist-in-residence will also open their Studio to the public - an opportunity to see their work and learn about their creative practice.

Booking

Booking to these events is essential - please register your attendance via the relevant Eventbrite page below.

If you have any queries, please contact the gallery’s Marketing & Communication Manager: ollie@aspex.org.uk.

Upcoming #ThirdThursdays events:

Date

Event Name

Booking Link

Description

Additional Event

18 Thursday January 2018, 18.00 - 20.00

Artist Networking: Presentations

Coming soon.

A quarterly event inviting local artists to discuss their creative practice and mingle with like-minded individuals.  Further details to be announced soon.

N/A

15 Thursday February 2018, 18.00 - 20.00

Showcase: Short::Cuts Film Screening

Discover more. (Free)

Eight film makers nominated for the News Portsmouth Guide Awards have been invited to showcase their work, in collaboration with the Portsmouth Film Society.

Open Studio: Artists from our Associate programme (AAA) takeover the Studio in a series of pop-up residencies - developing their artistic practice.

15 March 2018, 18.00 - 20.00

Arts Council of England Funding Workshop

Discover more. (Free) Paula Orrell, Relationship Manager for the Visual Arts will be taking over #ThirdThursdays to present on how to apply for funding to the Arts Council of England.

Open Studio: Artists from the gallery’s Associate programme (AAA) takeover the Studio in a series of pop-up residencies - developing their artistic practice.

19 April 2018, 18.00 - 20.00

Highbury College - Response to The Endless Village (Preview)

N/A Level 3 Art & Design students from Highbury College have been working with Aspex to create their own responses to The Endless Village our new Main Space exhibition. 

N/A

17 May 2018, 18.00 - 20.00

Artist Networking: Presentations

To be confirmed.  A quarterly event inviting local artists to discuss their creative practice and mingle with like-minded individuals.  Further details to be announced soon.

N/A

21 June 2018, 18.00 - 20.00

Exhibition Preview: Will Cruickshank

Booking not required. A solo exhibition from artist Will Cruickshank.

Open Studio: One of three selected artists from The Inventors - a participatory project inspired by the artist Will Cruickshanks.

19 July 2018, 18.00 - 20.00

Seminar/Talk: Tessa Eastman - Discussing Contemporary Craft

To be confirmed. To be confirmed.

Open Studio: One of three selected artists from The Inventors - a participatory project inspired by the artist Will Cruickshanks.

16 August 2018, 18.00 - 20.00

Seminar/Talk: The Inventors - About the Artists

To be confirmed. The Inventors is a participatory Summer programme resulting in the production of three artistic commissions, culminating at Victorious Festival in 2018. Learn more about the project. 

Open Studio: One of three selected artists from The Inventors - a participatory project inspired by the artist Will Cruickshanks.

20 September 2018, 18.00 - 20.00

Artist Networking: Presentations

To be confirmed. A quarterly event inviting local artists to discuss their creative practice and mingle with like-minded individuals.  Further details to be announced soon.

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18 October 2018, 18.00 - 20.00

To be confirmed.

To be confirmed. To be confirmed.

Open Studio: Alumni of the Platform Graduate Award - an exhibition promoting creative graduate talent.

15 November 2018, 18.00 - 20.00

Seminar/Talk: Discussing #Platform2018

To be confirmed. The Platform Graduate Award has returned to Aspex, showcasing twelve creative graduates from across the South Coast. Learn more about their practice.

Open Studio: Alumni of the Platform Graduate Award - an exhibition promoting creative graduate talent.

20 December 2018, 18.00 - 20.00

For the Family: Festive Activities

To be confirmed. To be confirmed.

Open Studio: An artist will be in residence as part of the PONToon project. Read more here.