See It!

Explore Southampton from your SOfa and watch everything from art exhibitions and theatre performances to artists interviews and lectures! 

Connect with a number of Southampton venues including John Hansard Gallery, Solent Showcase Gallery, Southampton City Art Gallery, God's House Tower and many more right from your home. 

Mayflower 400...

Wampum: Stories from the shells of Native America

15 August-8 November 2020, SeaCity Museum

This exhibition explores the history, art and culture of the Native Americans who met the passengers of the Mayflower ship on their arrival in modern day Massachusetts in 1620 and ensured their survival. Wampanoag artists will share their story and set out their creative aspirations for the future through images, ideas and wampum.

Book tickets here.

In Search of a New World - Open Exhibition 2020

15 August - 19 October, Southampton City Art Gallery (online only)

This exhibition features artwork by residents of Hampshire, Wiltshire, Dorset and the Isle of Wight and forms part of the Mayflower 400 programme.

They invited artists to respond to the themes of journey, migration and the sea – all subjects that have helped to build Southampton and put the City at the forefront of many national and world changing moments.

This year saw over 450 entries with painters, sculptors, photographers and film makers interpreting the themes in a variety of original and innovative ways.

See the exhibition here.

Live performance...

God's House Tower live lunchtime lectures, every Friday at 12.30pm

Watch out for City Eye's #WeekendWatchlist! Each Friday they will recommend a film or films that you can find online, but which might not be your usual go-to subject, style or genre. You can even take a turn at recommending the film, get involved here.

Short films from Zoielogic...

Zoielogic have released a new short film, directly informed by an interactive project with online audiences, based on their hit show Sleuth. Their contribution to Greenwich Dance’s Up My Street Online project. See it here.

They have also shared two films completed by some of the team in their flagship youth company, FuzzyLogic , they wanted to find a way to share their experiences of lockdown and together developed a movement & film project that focused on solidarity, an important issue for them.

See Reuben's film here and Olli's film here

Art Exhibitions

Immerse yourself in some of Southampton’s finest art exhibitions from Solent Showcase Gallery, Southampton City Art Gallery, John Hansard Gallery and God’s House Tower, made available to you online.

Glasshouse by Niamh O'Malley 

How to Live by David Blandy 

Semiconductor: The making of HALO

Aspects of Landscape by John Hitchens 

Calm in the Collection

Those Who Look Out & Those Who Look Back by Laura Eldret and Paul Vivian 

Bloom by Keith Harrison 

'Waters' by Layra Eldret 

Homemade Mango Chutney by Graduate Artists

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner: Big Read 

'/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\' by Haroon Mirza (below) 

Inspiring Minds Gallery - The Point in collaboration with Solent Mind, local artists have been sharing their work inspired by their time in isolation. All new submissions are welcome, get in touch here.

Online exhibitions from John Hansard Gallery...

Larry Achiampong’s Relic 0: 14 - 30 September

Relic 0 forms part of Larry Achiampong‘s Relic Traveller: Phase 1, a multi-disciplinary project manifesting in performance, audio, moving image and prose.

Taking place across various landscape and locations, the project builds upon a postcolonial perspective informed by technology, agency and the body, and narratives of migration. Relic 0, which is the prelude to the series, is a short film that moves between African and Western-based vistas and focuses of specific architectures of colonialism as delivered by an anonymous narrator.

Larry Achiampong Reliquary 2: 1 October 2020 - 16 January 2021

The film is a meditation on a period of separation between Larry Achiampong and his children, where the artist observes his own familial narrative within the pandemic and the trauma of forced isolation during unprecedented times. Speaking directly to his children, Reliquary 2 is an archive of contemplative prose and a historical record during what has been a surreal and challenging period for many.


Talks & Interviews

Watch interviews from local artists across the city and see how their artists minds work. 

Artist interview: Paul Vivian 

How to capture a castle by Julian Humphrys 

Artist Interview: Nathan Evans 

Semiconductor: The making of HALO

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