Julian Perry: There rolls the deep The Rising Sea Level Paintings

4 Nov 2021

There rolls the deep where grew the tree. O earth, what changes hast thou seen!  In Memoriam, Alfred Lord Tennyson In line with Southampton’s UK City of Culture 2025 ambitions, Southampton City Art Gallery is excited to announce a major exhibition of work by Julian Perry in Spring 2022, presenting new paintings that explore coastal … Continue reading

Face of Britain – 26 Sept 2020 to 11 Sept 2021

27 Aug 2020

Face of Britain, curated by Nahem Shoa, is an exhibition of portraits by outstanding artists who have painted British individuals from the 17th century to the present day. At its heart is a selection of Shoa’s own striking oil paintings of black and mixed race sitters. Face of Britain asks a question which is especially … Continue reading

Virtual Open Exhibition for City Art Gallery

9 Jun 2020

Southampton City Art Gallery will still host its 2020 biennial Open Exhibition ‘In Search of a New World’, now in a new digital format. ‘In Search of a New World’ is part of the Mayflower 400 programme. Launching on 15 August 2020, this digital exhibition will coincide with the anniversary of the day the Mayflower … Continue reading

National Gallery and Art Fund foster new museum talent

13 May 2020

2019-21 Curatorial Traineeships supported by Art Fund with the assistance of the Vivmar Foundation The National Gallery and Art Fund are pleased to announce Southampton City Art Gallery and Museums Sheffield as their partners for two fully funded curatorial traineeships, supported by Art Fund with the assistance of the Vivmar Foundation. Two new trainees, Jemma … Continue reading

Announcement of major retrospective at Southampton City Art Gallery

13 Dec 2019

John Hitchens:  Aspects of Landscape Opening at the City Art Gallery in Spring 2020, Aspects of Landscape will present the first comprehensive retrospective of paintings by John Hitchens, created over a period of more than six decades. The exhibition will include work that has never been shown in public before. It is timed to coincide … Continue reading

Open Exhibition 2020 update

28 Nov 2019

Further details for Southampton City Art Gallery’s 2020 Open Exhibition – ‘In Search of a New World’ have now been released. Find more details and your downloadable pack > This exhibition is part of the Mayflower 400 commemorations: responses can touch on any one of the themes of journey, migration and the sea and entrants … Continue reading

Opening next week – Major works of art from national collections to join in a celebration of the Pre-Raphaelite Legacy on the South Coast.

11 Oct 2019

The exhibition, entitled Beyond the Brotherhood: The Pre-Raphaelite Legacy, is supported by the Weston Loan Programme with Art Fund, and will run at Southampton City Art Gallery from 18 October 2019 until 1 February 2020 then at the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum, Bournemouth, from 21 February until 21 June 2020. Romeo and Juliet, Frank … Continue reading


20 Sep 2019

Southampton City Art Gallery presents Gallery 80: From Generous Beginnings to Lasting Legacies at London Art Fair 2020, an exhibition highlighting the Gallery’s outstanding collection of modern British and contemporary art, which earned ‘Designated’ status from Arts Council England in 1998. The exhibition will reveal the depth and variety of Southampton’s evolving collection of modern … Continue reading

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