Southampton City Art Gallery

For Universities, Colleges and Other Adult Groups We Offer…

Virtual Sessions:

We have brought all our adult talks online for you to enjoy from the safety of your own home with our virtual sessions:

What Are Virtual Sessions and How Do They Work?

These talks on art and art history are live, last an hour and include time for questions.  We are currently working on different online platforms, including Zoom, Google Meet and Jitsi. We are also happy try the preferred digital platform of your group.  We will arrange a test run of the talk a week before it is scheduled to iron out any technical issues.Please scroll to the bottom of the page to see the full range of talks we offer.

How Much Do They Cost?

As this is a new venture for us, we are offering groups an introductory price of £65 a Gallery talk.

How Do I Book?

Please fill out the contact form at the bottom of this page, or contact our bookings officer Becky, who will guide you through the booking process, on 023 8083 2810 or providing the following information:

  • 1st/2nd/3rd choice of dates and preferred time of day
  • Size of group
  • Session you are interested in
  • Any access or special requirements
Which Topics Can You Cover?

We offer a range of talks based on our collection and exhibitions including:

  • Southampton City Art Gallery: The History of a Collection
  • The Life & Work of Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones
  • Current Exhibitions
  • Women Artists in the Collection
  • A History of European Art Movements Illustrated by the Collection

Workshops and Tours:

When our doors are open we can offer exhibition tours and practical workshops using a range of media.  Formal Learning activities are available for Sixth Form and University Students encouraging independent learning and developing research skills. We can focus on special exhibitions or take a walk through Art History looking at Art Movements represented in the Gallery’s Collection.

When our usual programme resumes, we would also suggest students take advantage of our public events programme which includes: Art History Study Days and Saturday Life Drawing. More information on our public events can be found here.

Self-guided visits:

When we’re open to visitors once more, we’d love to hear from you if you’re thinking about a self-led visit too. Entry to the Art Gallery and its temporary exhibitions is free of charge, but it’s helpful for us to know when you intend to visit.

Continuing Professional Development and INSET:

As well as catering for pupils, Southampton City Art Gallery offers CPD training and INSET opportunities for teachers and art facilitators. For more information download our Arts and Heritage Education Guide

View our Learning and Activities for Adults.


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