The Foyer – Southampton City Art Gallery

The Foyer features a changing programme of exhibitions from local and emerging artists alongside community and arts groups.

The City Art Gallery’s Foyer Exhibition Space is located at the base of the stairwell to the main entrance of the Gallery and City Library. This gives artists a unique opportunity to have their work viewed by anyone and everyone that visits the gallery, library as well as staff and visitors making their way through the Civic.

The Foyer is dedicated to showing the work of local and emerging artists and we welcome proposals for this space, more information on how to apply can be found here…



The Phorum was formed in response to requests for a meeting place which would allow photographers to be acknowledged for their work and to have it peer appraised with lively discussion. We are a group of accomplished amateur photographers and ex-professional photographers.

There are no competitions. Our themes tend to be abstract concepts which allow for a broad range of interpretation and focus our ideas and observations. The main aim of the group is for our work to be seen.

DENIZENS – The exhibition now on show in the gallery is about portraits of people associated with us in our local area reflecting the National Portrait Gallery Project – Creative Connections.

Our meetings take place on the last Thursday of every month in Nursling Village Hall SO16 0YL, and via Zoom conference.

For more information and a monthly newsletter with an online gallery send an email to:

Foyer Exhibition Archive 2022

10 Year Anniversary Exhibition

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Lisa Traxler

Time Traveller

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Foyer Exhibition Archive 2019-20

Jo Elswood

Where Rivers Meet

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A Life in Ballpoint

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James Earley


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Dot Adams

A Lifetime of Loving Painting

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Southampton Art Society

Making a Mark in Southampton

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Foyer Exhibition Archive 2019-18

Katherine Anteney

Words & Pictures

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Gathering Memories Project.
Gathering Memories

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The Royal Photographic Society


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Sweet Cuts Exhibition

Angela Sweets

Sweet Cuts

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Andrew Mills

Snow Viewing

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