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Make yourself at home:BBC and the South Asian community experience in Southampton

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David BlandyChild of the Atom

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Bani AbidiThe Song

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David BlandyAtomic Light

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Highlights

Event 1 – 28 February

Windrush PortraitsMichael Elliott and Mary Evans

Exhibition 21 January – 12 February

Co-Creating Public SpaceGrace Lau: Portraits In a Chinese Studio

Event 11 February

In ConversationBani Abidi and Mariam Zulfiqar

Event 1 February – 11 March

Space to Create!February/March programme

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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. . This week I visited Portraits In a Chinese Studio by Grace Lau, part of the new public art project @cocreate.soton. Visit Flourish in @themarlandsshoppingcentre to have your FREE photo taken inside a recreated 19th century Chinese portrait studio. . The project is on until 12 February and the doors are open Wednesday to Sunday, 10am-5pm. Just drop in on the day or book your photo on link in bio! . 1–3. As we are encouraged to bring props for the portrait, I took a selection of my hats. I have my black silk hat, brown summer hat, red sun hat, navy wedding hat, purple festival hat, yellow beret, black cap, and yellow celebration hat. . 4. Me with my work colleague. I am only wearing my black cap. . 5. A group portrait from the launch evening with more of my colleagues from John Hansard Gallery. . . #JHGGalleryAssistants #GraceLau #ChineseNewYear #Southampton #Portrait #PublicArt #TheMarlands #Southampton #CoCreatingSoton
To launch our new transatlantic artistic collaboration, Windrush Portraits, join @studio_michaelelliott and @maryevansartist in conversation on Wednesday February at 6pm (GMT) / 1pm (EST). Chaired by Kim-Marie Spence. Book your place on link in bio 🔗 . This February, as part of @cocreate.soton, and throughout Black History Month in the Caribbean and USA, @kingstoncreativejm is partnering with UK organisations John Hansard Gallery, @bhmsouth, and Southampton Black Archives to celebrate and commemorate the Windrush Generation and give voice to the subsequent Windrush scandal. . Windrush Portraits is the first stage of an exciting new project with artists and communities in both Kingston, Jamaica and Southampton that will see artists Mary Evans (UK) and Michael Elliott (Jamaica) present iconic artworks highlighting the legacy of the Windrush generation and migration on billboards across Jamaica during February 2023. . The works explore the personal, political, social and post-colonial legacy of the Empire Windrush and the Windrush Generation of West Indian migrants (and their descendants) who arrived in the UK from 1948–1971. Under the UK government's 'hostile environment' policy from 2009, some members of the Windrush Generation and their families were wrongfully persecuted and deported from the UK and returned to Jamaica. Read more on link in bio 🔗 . Windrush Portraits is in partnership with Kingston Creative, Jamaica and has been supported by @iprintjamaica and @rokhotelkingston. . Windrush Portraits is part of the programme Co-Creating Public Space, led by John Hansard Gallery, with support from @aceagrams, @southamptoncitycouncil, GO! Southampton and @uni_southampton. . . #MaryEvans #MichaelElliott #WindrushPortraits #CoCreatingSoton #Southampton #Jamaica #GOSouthampton @southamptonculturetrust @suziewongpresents @endzoftheearth