Semi-Detached: The suburban everyday – Southampton City Art Gallery

Semi-Detached: The Suburban Everyday

Undergraduates from the University of Southampton have curated an online exhibition that explores how British artists have depicted suburbia and the roles people get to play in it.
This way of life has moved out of that generations reach, even as we question just how desirable it is. The exhibition draws on Southampton City Art Gallery’s strong holdings of work by the Camden Town School, as well as other movements that have shared the group’s interest in the mundane and everyday.
Paintings by Walter Sickert, Harold Gilman, John Bratby and George Shaw address relationships between people as well as between public and private spaces, city and country.


Explore the exhibition here


Above: George Shaw- Scenes from the Passion

Purchased in 2004 through the Frederick William Smith Bequest Fund with assistance from the National Art Collections Fund

Right- John Bratby- Jean and Still Life in front of Window

Bequeathed in 1963 by Arthur Tildan Jefferess

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