Since being founded in 1980, John Hansard Gallery has been located on the University of Southampton’s Highfield campus. During this time, our programme often explored the legacy of the early conceptual art movement and its influence on succeeding generations of artists. In 2018, after 38-years on Highfield campus, we relocated to our new purpose-built space here in Guildhall Square.
Bridging both our previous and new city centre homes, the exhibition Time After Time re-examines some key site-specific installations that were shown at the Gallery between 1992 and 2016. This exhibition returns to works by artists Caroline Bergvall, Victor Burgin, Hamad Butt, John Latham, Charlotte Posenenske, alongside a new work by Walter van Rijn. By returning to these works, the impact of reimagining an original, temporary installation and the significance of its location are explored. Time After Time is curated by Professor Stephen Foster (John Hansard Gallery Director from 1987–2017) and has been made possible through support from the Henry Moore Foundation.
On our Mezzanine Gallery, Sam Laughlin also presents a series of atmospheric architectural photographs that record the construction process of our new city centre home.