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Permindar KaurNothing is Fixed

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Community Takeover 2024

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Gerard Ortin CastellvíBliss Point

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Highlights

Event 11 May – 15 June

Space to Create!May & June programme

Opportunities 20 May – 8 June

Community TakeoverKitchen Disco Playlist

Event 29 May – 8 June

Grace LauPortraits In a Chinese Studio

Event 30 May

Public SeminarWeather Reports

Event 12 June

Panel DiscussionFood Provision in Southampton

Event 15 June

Walk to the bottom of the sea

Event 26 June

Creative Writing workshop with Susmita Bhattacharya

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My name is Louise and I work as a Gallery Assistant. Those of you who know me will know how much I love a good hat, you can always find me wearing one of my collection whilst working in the gallery. . I recently went to London on a grey, rainy day. The Fourth Plinth looks even more dramatic against the clouds. Then I went into @nationalgallery to be cheered up the yellow sunflowers of Van Gogh. . 1. 'Sunflowers' by Vincent Van Gogh. A celebration of my favourite colour yellow. I am wearing my cream sun hat, even though it was raining. . 2 & 3. ‘Messengers' by Bridget Riley. A large wall painting, painted directly onto the wall of the Annenberg Court in The National Gallery. This reminded me of George Seurat's Pointillism paintings. . 4. ‘Bathers At Asnieres' by George Seurat. This was a favourite of Bridget Riley and is an inspiration for the wall painting. This is also a favourite of mine. . 5. 'Van Gogh's Chair' by Vincent Van Gogh. More yellow. . 6. 'Antelope' by Samson Kambalu, the latest artwork on The Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square. . . #JHGGalleryAssistants #London #FourthPlinth #Art #Sculpture #SamsonKambalu #TheNationalGallery #BridgetRiley #GeorgeSeurat #VincentVanGogh #Yellow #Pointillism
NEXT EXHIBITION . Opening 8 June, John Hansard Gallery presents Community Takeover, a celebration of the ideas and talents of local people in Southampton. . This year our Takeover will explore the theme of food and how it connects people of all ages and backgrounds, featuring exhibitions, events and workshops in response to Southampton’s food culture, heritage, wellbeing and sustainability. . We have been working with local schools, charities, and community leaders to transform Gallery 1 into a vibrant and creative space. Enjoy new work by Sholing Infant School, Upper Shirley High, Southampton, Winchester Visitor Group, The Prince’s Trust, and our youth group, JHG Collective, amongst many others. . Do you have a favourite recipe to share or a special memory of food? We invite you to contribute your stories and build the space with us. Visitors can also take part in activities, talks and events throughout the Takeover. . Community Takeover 2024 offers a space for exploration and play where communities can come together and share in our commitment to being a welcoming and inclusive space for all. It has been co-created with the JHG Ambassadors, a group of local people who have volunteered their time since May 2023. . Link in bio 🔗 . . #JHGTakeover #CommunityTakeover #NewExhibition #Exhibition #SummerExhibition2024 #Community #Art #Food #Sustainability #Southampton #SouthamptonCommunity @uni_southampton_wsa @artsunisouth @southamptoncitycouncil @visit_soton @aceagrams @princestrust @chaos_southampton . Images: 1) Pop-up Shop, 2024. Courtesy @traceybush.uk 2) Sustainable Fashion Fest, 2022. Photo: @nosamalcolm 3) Shirley High pupil, ‘Fish & Chips’, 2024. Courtesy Shirley High 4) Sholing School Workshop, 2024. Photo: @nosamalcolm 5) Family Fun Day, 2024. Photo: @nosamalcolm
NEXT EXHIBITION . Opening 8 June, we're excited to present Nothing is Fixed, an exhibition of works and new commissions by artist @permindarkaur. . Nothing is Fixed transforms our gallery spaces into immersive installations that explore fundamental issues of identity, home, belonging, care and safety. . The themes that run through Kaur’s work resonate with a wide section of society, particularly those who have experienced transit or migration, whether temporarily or permanently establishing new homes. Through these explorations, Kaur connects sculpture to broader societal conversations, making her work both accessible and critically relevant. . Kaur’s exhibition coincides with Southampton’s Mela Festival, where she is extending her work beyond John Hansard Gallery into the public domain. During Spring/Summer 2024, Kaur will co-create family workshops and events as part of the project @cocreate.soton to form meeting points between community interests and artist’s work. The result will be the development of co-created public sculptures with local artists and audiences that will launch at @artasiasouthampton's Mela Festival on 13 July 2024. . Nothing is Fixed is financially supported by the Henry Moore Foundation and @jhavericontemporary. Permindar Kaur is supported by @the_artists_agency. . Co-Creating Public Space is led by John Hansard Gallery, with funding from @aceagrams, @southamptoncitycouncil, GO! Southampton and @uni_southampton. . Link in bio 🔗 . . #JHGKaur #PermindarKaur #NewExhibition #Exhibition #SummerExhibition2024 #Art #Artist #Sculpture #InstallationArt #HenryMooreFoundation #HenryMooreGrants #ACESupported #JhaveriContemporary #Southampton #SotonArts @artsunisouth @uni_southampton_wsa @henrymooreinstitute @henrymoorefdn_grants @visit_soton @southamptonforward @your_southampton @visualartssw @cvan_se @cvanetwork @aspacearts @ght_soton @southamptoncityartgallery . Images: 1) Permindar Kaur, Patchwork, 2013. Courtesy the artist. Photo: Nick Dunmur 2) Permindar Kaur, India, Spain & Sweden (India detail), 2013. Courtesy the artist. Photo: Nick Dunmar 3) Permindar Kaur, Ten Teddies & Barrier, 2017. Courtesy the artist. Photo: Richard Davies