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Southampton City Art Gallery • SeaCity Museum • Tudor House & Garden


Welcome The evenings may be drawing in but don’t worry, there is still so much to see and do at our three venues this autumn. The Art Gallery’s walls will be bursting with colour as we present artworks by one of Britain’s most important artists, Christopher Le Brun. The City’s rich maritime, local history, archaeology and archive collections will be bought to life in a new exhibition at SeaCity Museum: Southampton Stories. Finally, step back in time at Tudor House and Garden this Halloween and Christmas for some super seasonal fun!

SOUTHAMPTON CITY ART GALLERY Beneath the Surface: William Stott of Oldham and British Impressionism 14 September 2018 – 12 January 2019 William Stott of Oldham’s painting Le Passeur (The Ferryman) is considered a key moment in the breakthrough of British Art to Naturalism and established Stott as one of the most progressive British artists of his day. Secured for the British public with funds provided by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Art Fund (with a contribution from The Wolfson Foundation) and The Hintze Family Charitable Foundation, this painting is now being displayed in Southampton as part of a tour of UK galleries in partnership with Tate. This exhibition will show Stott in the company of those who, like him, contributed to the development of British Naturalism and Impressionism and will also include examples of French Impressionism, drawn from Southampton’s permanent collection, to place British art of the 1880s and 1890s more broadly in a dialogue with French painting of that time. Shown alongside Le Passeur will be work by some of Stott’s contemporaries who were influenced by the move in painting toward rural Naturalism, illustrating what connects Stott to them at this moment in his career and what distinguishes his singular vision. Credits: Le Passeur (The Ferryman), 1881, William Stott of Oldham (1857–1900) Photo © Tate Purchased with funds provided by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Art Fund (with a contribution from The Wolfson Foundation) and The Hintze Family Charitable Foundation 2017.

Exhibitions September – December 2018 Royal Academy 250: Anniversary Exhibitions In celebration of the Royal Academy’s 250th anniversary, Southampton City Art Gallery will be showing new works by the current President of the Academy, Christopher Le Brun, alongside a display drawn from Southampton’s permanent collection that charts the history of the institute through past and present academicians.

Christopher Le Brun: Composer 14 September 2018 – 12 January 2019 Christopher Le Brun’s work is characterised by directness of touch and luminosity of colour, his interest in light and space perhaps the influence of growing up on the south coast. “Since the 1970s he has been producing paintings that defy categorisation but which are ...possessed of an energy and drama at odds with the irony and theoretical baggage common to most British contemporary art.” He has exhibited extensively around the world, and in 2011 became the 26th President of the Royal Academy. This exhibition comprises new work, including an installation from his Doubles series, which explores the idea of composition by juxtaposing independent paintings to achieve a greater complexity of expression. Image credit: Christopher Le Brun, Left Hand, Right Hand, oil on canvas, 2018 © the artist

Dazzle: Continuing the Art of Disruption 19 October 2018 – 9 March 2019 Dazzle camouflage is one of the most strikingly aesthetic tools of war ever employed. Beautiful, stunning and, in practice, terrifying, it was a rare occurrence where art was the technology and war became the medium. Although its more jarring variations were discontinued following World War II, dazzle camouflage is still influencing and stimulating artists to form intense compositions of clashing geometries and patterns. Following on from Dazzle: Disguise and Disruption in War and Art at St Barbe Museum and Art Gallery, Lymington, this exhibition showcases those artists who have taken a dazzle aesthetic and divorced it from the theatre of war, bringing ideas and designs to a modern audience in cities and galleries. Image credit: Lisa Traxler, Industry, 2018, paper collage © the artist

In Trust: Caring for Sculpture 19 October 2018 – 9 March 2019 This exhibition is the culmination of a three-year project, funded by The George Dannatt Trust, to conserve and improve the storage conditions of some modern and contemporary sculptures held within Southampton City Art Gallery’s permanent collection. Artists such as Tony Cragg, Richard Deacon and Ian Hamilton Finlay will be on display alongside the sculpture Max Wall by Nicholas Munro, which has not been shown in its entirety for several years. Image credit: Bill Woodrow, Electric Fire, Car Seat and Incident, 1981, mixed media @ the artist

Exhibitions September – December 2018 LAST CHANCE TO SEE…

Kelly Richardson: Pillars of Dawn 25 May – 6 October 2018 Taking cues from 19th-century painting, 20th-century cinema, and 21st-century planetary research, acclaimed Vancouver Island based artist Kelly Richardson crafts prints and videos that offer imaginative glimpses into the future which prompt a careful consideration of the present. For over a decade, Richardson has made works which speculate on what lies ahead given our current trajectory, often by imagining sublime, apocalyptic landscapes that have become inhospitable to humanity. Exhibiting across two galleries, Pillars of Dawn presents us with a scenario seemingly from the near future, in which all of our points of orientation are placed in doubt. The works ask us not only ‘how did we get here?’ or ‘what have we done?’ but ‘what have we become?’ and ‘what can we do - collectively?’ For Richardson, there can be no more urgent a set of questions. Image Credit: Pillars of Dawn (detail) 2017, C-print, Supported by Arts Council England and NICAP

A Saint’s Selection: Footballer’s Choice 14 April – 6 October 2018 In conjunction with the major exhibition at SeaCity Museum, We March On, Southampton Football Club, Then and Now, we’ve asked players and club staff to select works from the City’s art collection. See what Saints legend Micky Channon would hang on his wall at home!

PERSEUS GOES ON TOUR… 6 October 2018 – 9 March 2019 This October sees the opening of a major retrospective of works by Sir Edward Burne-Jones at Tate Britain. Southampton City Art Gallery is delighted to be lending six of its exquisite gouache studies to this exhibition. During this period the wood panelled walls of the Baring Room will become home for two works by the contemporary textile artist Alice Kettle. Depicting scenes from Homer’s Odyssey these large scale canvases will hang alongside the remaining four Perseus series studies, providing a visual contrast in mythological storytelling. Image credit: Alice Kettle, Odyssey, thread on canvas (2003) Image courtesy Candida Stevens Gallery © the artist

TUDOR HOUSE AND GARDEN Playtime in the Past: Toys from Southampton’s Museum Collection From 29 September 2018 Come and see examples of popular toys from the past, all from our museum collection. The exhibition includes tin toy trains, puzzles and dolls as well as a Victorian Noah’s Ark. A selection of toys and games from our important archaeology collection are also on display including some dating back to medieval times. Image Credit: Pedal Car, 1930s, Maritime & Local History Collection

Exhibitions September – December 2018 THE PAVILION AT SEACITY MUSEUM LAST CHANCE TO SEE…

We March On: Southampton Football Club, Then and Now 29 March – 28 October 2018 What goes on behind the scenes in the build up to a match? How is the club leading research to help prevent player injury? Which Southampton player introduced football to Brazil in 1894? And which player had the worst haircut in the 1980s? Discover these things and a great deal more in a major exhibition about the Saints which will explore the club’s rich history and how it operates today to meet the challenges of Premier League Football. The club runs one of the country’s leading Football Academies and a state of the art training facility at Staplewood in the New Forest. The Academy has produced many players who have gone on to play international football. Southampton Football Club has a strong spirit of community with a legion of loyal fans and has been an integral part of the city’s life since its foundation over 130 years ago. The exhibition will chart the highs and lows, and provide an insight into life at the club through the supporters, ex-players and backroom staff. Image Credit: L/H Saints legend Terry Paine. R/H Southampton v West Ham (2017)

Southampton Stories From 15 December 2018 This exhibition marks the start of the Southampton Treasures project which will showcase the City’s rich and diverse maritime, local history, archaeology and archive collections. Focusing on different aspects of the City’s history, the exhibition features topics such as the docks, liners, working life, sport and leisure, wartime, and the City as a Spa Town in the 1700s. Stories include the tale of William Wyatt Fisher, awarded the George Medal for his brave actions in Southampton Docks during the Second World War, life on board the great ocean liners, as well as the creation of the New Docks in the 1920s and 1930s. On display will be ship models, maritime ephemera, historical costume, artworks, photographs and much more. Image credit: Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth arriving in Southampton, seen from Town Quay, Maritime & Local History Collection


Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing 1 February - 6 May 2019

Children and Family Activities and Events September – December 2018 SPECIAL EVENTS Halloween and Night at the Museum Fri 26 Oct / 10am-8pm (Last entry 7.15pm) Tudor House & Garden / FREE / Drop-in

Bring your little monsters to Tudor House - the home of Halloween! Meet our friendly sprits in the banqueting hall, have your face painted and create creepy craft items. Why not pre-book one of our spooky ghost tours? Fancy dress very much encouraged. Some charges will apply for activities and tours.

Come and Make an Impression! Sat 10 Nov / 11am-3pm / Art Gallery / FREE / Drop-in

Join us to celebrate and discover more about our exhibition on the British Impressionists with a day of fun and FREE arty activities including painting to music, dressing up, badge making, face painting and more!

Christmas at Tudor House Sat 8 and Sun 9 Dec / 10am-5pm (Last entry 4.15pm) Tudor House & Garden / FREE / Drop-in

Take a step back in time at Tudor House this Christmas and visit us for some festive fun! Meet our Victorian-costumed staff, book a slot to meet Father Christmas, join one of our pre-booked cellar light tours, make a fun holiday craft to take away and complete our festive mini-trail! Some charges apply for activities.

Visit Father Christmas Sat 8 and Sun 9 Dec / 10.15am-4.45pm / £7 per child / Pre-book

Ho ho ho! Father Christmas is scheduled to fly in for this weekend only to Tudor House and Garden. Join us for your chance to meet with the man himself to receive a Christmas gift for a truly magical experience. Places are limited on a first come, first served basis so book early to avoid disappointment for this very popular activity. Families can book more than one child per slot but each child must be paid for at booking. Bring a camera to take your own picture!

Things you need to know Dress for mess Bring packed lunch

Over 8’s can be left unattended Venue has accessibility issues How to book By phone: 023 8083 4536 In person: At our venues. Southampton City Art Gallery, SeaCity Museum or Tudor House and Garden. Advanced booking is essential unless otherwise stated as Drop-in. Please see Visitor Information for our terms and conditions.

On arrival At all venues please go to the reception desk and they will point you in the right direction. At the City Art Gallery we may be located in the education room which is just off the main foyer. Look out for the artists easel with instructions at the bottom of the stairs. Wider Family Learning WFL Wider family Wider Family Learning (WFL) activities are aimed learning at families, encouraging them to learn together. Adults are required to stay for the duration of the session and to fill out funding forms. Places are limited to two children per one adult. Funded family sessions are supported by Adult Learning. Adults aged over 19 booked onto these sessions may be eligible for a discount on their child’s places. Please ask for details.

CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES ART CLUBS Mini Monets Club (1-6yrs) Saturdays: Art Gallery / 15 Sept, 6 Oct, 3 Nov, 1 Dec, 5 Jan 11am-12pm / £6 / Pre-book

Explore the gallery and get messy with your little art enthusiasts! Have fun experimenting in this fun-filled session using a range of materials and methods to create a beautiful piece of artwork to take home. Plus adults don’t have to clear up!

The Young Ones (7-13yrs) Saturdays: Art Gallery / 22 Sept, 20 Oct, 10 Nov, 8 Dec, 12 Jan / 10.30am-12.30pm / £8 / Pre-book

Be enthused and inspired by artist Jo Bressloff and the gallery’s fantastic collection. Discover different art techniques such as mono-printing, wire working, clay, mixed media and much, much more.


Little Lowrys (under 5’s) Wednesdays: 12 Sept, 17 Oct, 14 Nov, 12 Dec, 16 Jan: Art Gallery / 10.30-11.30am / £4 per session / Drop-in

Join us once a month to explore the gallery and have fun getting creative with the learning team.

OCTOBER HALF TERM Monster Masks! (All ages) Mon 22 Oct / 10.30am-12.30pm Art Gallery / £4 / Drop-in

Get ready for Halloween at this spooky session.

Ghostly Goings-On (5yrs+) Mon 22 Oct / 10.30am-1pm WFL Tudor House / £8 / Pre-book

Wider family learning

Creep into Tudor House to create your own ghostly t-shirt, venture down into the cellar to spot the spooky inhabitants! Please bring a snack.

Monster Mash Up (6yrs+) Tues 23 Oct / 10.30am-3pm Tudor House/ £20 / Pre-book Let your creativity flow during this sculpture workshop and join us to dissect and reassemble some old toys into truly horrific hybrids!

Gormley Zombies (7yrs+) Wed 24 Oct / 10am-3pm Art Gallery / £20 / Pre-book To celebrate Gormley’s sculpture returning to the gallery, we will be making suitably scary zombies inspired by this and other sculptures in our collection.

Rampaging Romans (5yrs+)

Pigments and Potions (5yrs+)

Wed 24 Oct / 10.30am-12.30pm or 1.30-3.30pm / SeaCity WFL £6.50 / Pre-book

Thurs 25 Oct / 10.30am-12.30pm or 1.30-3.30pm / Art Gallery / £6.50 Pre-book

Wider family learning

Journey back in time and make your own helmet, create a mosaic, explore how the Romans heated their homes and discover a pirate who became an emperor!


family What did artists use to paint with Wider learning centuries ago? How did they make their colours? Find out and have a go at mixing your own colourful potions.

Toddler Time – Trick or Treat Bags (16months-5yrs) Thurs 25 Oct / 10.30-11.30am SeaCity £4 / Pre-book

Little ghouls will shriek with delight as they design their own trick-or-treat bag, ready for Halloween! Story and mini ghost hunt included. Fancy dress encouraged!

Friendly Ghost Tours (All ages) Fri 26 Oct / 10.30am, 11.30am, 2pm or 3pm / Tudor House £3 Adult, £2 Child / Limited tickets available / Pre-book

Our family-friendly ghost tours will explore the spooky stories of Tudor House as you creep up to the attic and into the deep, dark cellars. Bring torches for added fun! This tour goes easy on the frights, but you might meet some of the house’s resident ghosts! Tours last about 30 minutes.

Spooky Ghost Tours (7yrs+) Fri 26 Oct / 4pm, 5pm, 6pm or 7pm / Tudor House / £3 Adult, £2 Child / Limited tickets available Pre-book Meet the spirits of Tudor House in our fun ghost tours, with added jumps and frights! Younger children might prefer our Friendly Ghost Tours. Bring torches. Tours last about 30-45 minutes.

Family Halloween Tea & Tour (5yrs+)


Wider family learning

Sat 24 Nov / 10.30am-12.30pm or 1.30-3.30pm / Art Gallery / £6 Pre-book Back by popular demand! Make and decorate your very own elf to create havoc on (and off) the shelf, just in time for December. Warning: Although cute, these elves can prove highly mischievous. Approach with caution.

ADULT ACTIVITIES ADULT TALKS AND TOURS Clock Tower Tours First Saturday of the month: SeaCity / 1 Sep, 6 Oct, 3 Nov, 1 Dec, 5 Jan, 2 Feb / 10.30am or 11.30am / £6 Pre-booking essential

Climb Southampton’s iconic Clock Tower; find out about its fascinating history and enjoy the fantastic views. Participants must be over 12 years old, be physically fit, and should wear sensible shoes.

Thurs 20 Dec / 10.30-11.30am SeaCity / £4 / Pre-book

Listen to a story and create a wonderful wintry penguin landscape fit to eat your dinner off!

Frozen Ice Palaces (All ages) Thurs 3 Jan / 10.30am-12noon or 1-2.30pm / Tudor House / £5 Pre-book Join us for a sing-a-long whilst creating a wintry wonderland from a recycled milk bottle. Lots of “bling” on this very accessible workshop.

Sun 28 Oct / 2-4pm / Tudor House £7.50 Adult, £6 Child / Pre-book Listen to stories of ghostly goings-on on this child-friendly tour with Dr Andy Russel. Hear about the humming ghost, the Grey Lady and the Walk of Death! Please bring a torch with you to ward off ghosts! Afterwards, enjoy a spooky snack and a hot drink. Includes entrance to the museum too! This is an outside walking activity.

Toddler Time – Penguin Placemats (16months-5yrs)

Thank You Cards (4yrs+) Cellar Light Tour (All ages) Sat 8 or Sun 9 Dec / 11am, 2pm or 3pm / Tudor House / £2 Adult, £1.50 Child / Limited tickets available / Pre-book Be enchanted in our magical cellar light tour to discover festive stories of Christmas past. Please bring a torch with you.

Art History Study Days Saturdays: Art Gallery Lecture Theatre / 10.30am-4pm / £28 (£26 conc) / Pre-book

Open to those who are new to the art world or familiar with it, these sessions use art work in the gallery to explore different themes and art movements. Tea and coffee provided. 15 Sept – British Impressionism 1 Dec – The Royal Academy and its Members 23 Feb – A History of Sculpture

Friday Touch Tours for visitors with visual impairments Fridays: Art Gallery / 28 Sept, 30 Nov & 18 Jan / 10.30am-12.30pm FREE / Pre-book: 023 8083 2810

Jo Bressloff leads the bi-monthly Touch Tours exploring our collections and exhibitions, making art accessible to visually impaired audiences. Call for more information.


Wider family learning

Fri 4 Jan / 10.30am-12.30pm or 1.30-3.30pm / Art Gallery / £6 Pre-book

Turn this annual task in to an annual treat! Hugely popular last Christmas, this creative card printing workshop is back. Lots of techniques and materials will be on offer, making this suitable for last year’s card makers and newcomers alike.

Scratching the Surface: Hampshire Medieval Graffiti Thurs 13 Sept / 7.30-8.30pm / Tudor House / £5 (£4 FOSMAG, SAS, A&H Volunteers) / Pre-book

Today most forms of graffiti are considered destructive and antisocial but in the medieval period it was accepted, and people left their marks for many reasons. Join Karen Wardley, coordinator for the Hampshire Medieval Graffiti Project, in exploring these tantalising traces from the past. Refreshments available.

There are Saxons on the Pitch - The Archaeology of St Mary’s Stadium Sat 15 Sept / 11am-12noon / SeaCity £4 / Pre-book

In 1999-2000, in advance of construction of the new stadium, one of the most extensive archaeological excavations in Southampton was carried out. Join archaeologists Phil Andrews and Roland Smith in exploring the story of the St Mary’s excavation. Includes admission to our We March On exhibition.

Empire, Docks and the Pox: Victorian Southampton Study Day Sat 29 Sept / 10am-4pm / Tudor House / £28 (£26 cons) + £6 lunch option / Pre-book / lunch

Join a host of experts in unveiling the murky world of Victorian Southampton through a series of talks throughout the day. Speakers include Dr Andy Russel, Dr John McAleer and Prof Mary Hammond. Refreshments are included and a special lunch deal can be pre-ordered from our café for just £6. Please contact us for more details.

Tour & Tea at Tudor House Sun 30 Sept / 2-4pm Tudor House £7.50 / Pre-book

Discover more about the wonderful history of the museum that spans over 800 years. Enjoy a scrumptious cream tea while taking in the beautiful views of the garden. Tour lasts one hour and includes the attic and cellars.

William Stott Talk with Roger Brown Fri 12 Oct / 1.30-2.30pm / Art Gallery Lecture Theatre / £4 Pre-book Join Roger Brown, author of William Stott of Oldham (1857-1900), 2003, for a fascinating talk about the artist’s life and work.

Saints at War – The Great War Thurs 18 Oct / 3-4pm / Art Gallery Lecture Theatre / £4 / Pre-book As Hampshire’s cricketers marched off to war in 1914, the Saints played on - until football stopped play in 1915. Shunned by the London clubs, the Saints ended up playing against the local shipyards and being beaten by them. Join Saints FC historian David Bull to explore this intriguing period. Booking for this talk includes admission to our We March On. We advise visiting the exhibition before the talk.

Halloween Torchlight Walk Wed 31 Oct / 7-8.45pm / Tudor House / £6 (£5 conc) / Pre-book What lies hidden beneath Southampton? Blood, guts and gore! Explore the Old Town at night with Ghosthunter General Andy Russel, visiting a number of Southampton’s medieval vaults. Torches needed to ward off ghosts and ghouls; please bring your own. An outside walking activity. Please meet outside Tudor House.

Armistice Talk: 1918 – An Orderly Abroad Thurs 15 Nov / 7.30-8.30pm / Tudor House / £5 (£4 FOSMAG, SAS, A&H Volunteers) / Pre-book Commemorating the centenary of the end of the First World War, join Museums Learning Officer Andy Skinner in uncovering the story of a medical orderly, Albert Dartnell, on the Front Line in 1918. The work of medical staff in wartime is often overlooked, but an intriguing diary sheds new light on their vital role.

In Conversation with Christopher Le Brun and Tim Marlow Tues 20 Nov / 1.30-2.30pm Art Gallery Lecture Theatre / £4 Pre-book

Join Christopher Le Brun, President of the Royal Academy, in conversation with Tim Marlow, Artistic Director of the Royal Academy, as they explore both Christopher’s work and the work of the Royal Academicians currently on display in the Gallery.

Southampton Blitz Tour Sat 24 Nov / 11am-12.45pm or 2-3.45pm / Tudor House £5 (£4 conc) / Pre-book

Southampton suffered badly from large-scale air raids during World War 2. Explore vaults used as air-raid shelters and discover more about the impact the bombings had with Dr Andy Russel. Please report to Tudor House reception. Bring a torch with you on this walking tour.

Dazzle: Disguise and Disruption in War and Art Fri 16 Nov / 1.30-2.30pm Art Gallery / £4 / Pre-book

100 years after the end of WWI, join Dr James Taylor, author of Dazzle: Disguise and Disruption in War and Art, to discover how art was used to confuse and deceive German U-boats and how this has influenced artists ever since…

Sculpture Conservation Tour Tues 4 Dec / 1.30-2.30pm Art Gallery / £4 / Pre-book

Join the Tate’s former Head of Conservation, Derek Pullen, to hear more on the fascinating conservation treatments that have taken place on a selection of sculptures on display.

British Impressionism Talk with Caroline Corbeau-Parsons Thurs 13 Dec / 1.30-2.30pm Art Gallery Lecture Theatre FREE / Pre-book

Join Caroline Corbeau-Parsons, Assistant Curator of British Art at the Tate, as she discusses British Impressionism and the importance of its place within art history, making particular reference to the artists on display.

Christmas Lantern Tour Sat 15 or Sun 16 Dec / 7-8.45pm Tudor House / £8 (£7 conc) Pre-book

Step back in time on this atmospheric evening tour with Dr Andy Russel. Exploring the sights, smells and tastes of historic Southampton by visiting the city’s hidden vaults, including seasonal refreshments in Tudor House’s Banqueting Hall. Meet outside Tudor House in St Michael’s Square. This is an outside walking activity. Please bring torches with you. Limited spaces available.

Southampton’s Mayflower Story Thurs 24 Jan / 7.30-8.30pm Tudor House / £5 (£4 FOSMAG, SAS, A&H Volunteers) / Pre-book

In the summer of 1620 the Mayflower was in Southampton for two weeks. This talk, by SeeSouthampton guide Godfrey Collyer, explains the important role the town played in the preparations for her voyage and the twelve critical events that took place in the old town. Refreshments available

Heritage Open Day Sat 15 Sept / 10am-5pm (Last entry 4.15pm) / Tudor House & Garden / FREE / Drop-in

To celebrate Heritage Open Day 2018, we are opening the doors for free! Come and explore our historic house and garden and join a drop-in craft activity. Small charges will apply for some activities.

WORKSHOPS Saturday Life Drawing Saturdays: Art Gallery Education Room / 8 Sept, 13 Oct, 17 Nov, 15 Dec, 19 Jan / 11am-4pm / £34 Pre-book

Brian Reynolds leads our monthly life drawing sessions suitable for any ability except absolute beginners. You are welcome to bring materials but we can supply the basics.

Introduction to Portrait Drawing Sat 29 Sept / 11am- 4pm Art Gallery / £34 / Pre-book

Artist Melanie Rose will lead this portrait drawing workshop taking inspiration from the British Impressionists and their fascination with the gaze. An opportunity for beginners to learn the techniques involved in planning and drawing a portrait and for the more experienced to focus and practice their skills working from a model. Basic materials provided.

Gingerbread Men Decorations Sat 3 Nov / 10.30am-1pm Tudor House / £22 / Pre-book lunch

Get cosy at Tudor House and make some lovely gingerbread felt decorations with artist Caroline Misselbrook. Use a variety of techniques and stiches in this fun session suitable for any ability, perfect for complete beginners. All materials are included. Refreshments provided.

Southampton’s Creative Talent - Cover illustration Nathan Saunders: ‘I like using colourful shapes, textures and ideas to make images. visit my website for more.’ Recent Solent University Illustration graduate.

Robin Redbreast Needle Felting Sun 18 Nov / 10.30am-12.30pm Tudor House / £18 / Pre-book

Discover the gorgeous craft of needle felting with artist Deb Marsh. In this introductory workshop you will create a mini 3D robin to take home and display, turn into a decoration or give as a lovely present. Includes all materials. Refreshments provided.

Impressionist Painting Workshop Sat 24 Nov / 11am- 4pm Art Gallery / £34 / Pre-book

A one-day workshop with artist Melanie Rose in response to the British Impressionist exhibition. The workshop will include making drawings from a clothed model at the start of the session and then will consider composition, tone, light and colour followed by painting using a restricted palette.

Paper Cut Christmas Cards Sat 1 Dec / 10.30am-12.30pm Tudor House / £18 / Pre-book

Professional paper artist Holly Deacon will lead you on this delightful workshop, experimenting with the art of paper cutting to create some unique cards ready for Christmas. All materials provided.

Introduction to Wire Trees Sat 12 Jan / 10.30am-12.30pm Art Gallery / £20 / Pre-book

Join sculptor Liza Morgan for a hands on morning experimenting and learning the skills to manipulate wire into a beautiful tree.

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Southampton Exhibitions and Events Sept-Dec 2018  

Activities, Exhibitions and Events at our three venues this autumn. The Art Gallery’s walls will be bursting with colour as we present artwo...

Southampton Exhibitions and Events Sept-Dec 2018  

Activities, Exhibitions and Events at our three venues this autumn. The Art Gallery’s walls will be bursting with colour as we present artwo...