Maybe not quite as well known over in Portsmouth as it maybe should be, Hampshire Cultural Trust’s Gosport Gallery located just up the High Street from the harbour ferry is a great location for seeing all sorts of art, design & photography. The current exhibition is entitled ‘Southern Shores’, bringing together marine-themed works from the outstanding collection of Southampton City Art Gallery to celebrate the shores of the south we inhabit.
This eclectic selection of paintings from the 19th and 20th centuries, includes works by Richard Eurich, Spencer Gore and C.R.W. Nevinson. Also included are special contributions written in response to some of the paintings by Hampshire Poet Laureate, Isabel Rogers. The solent region’s long and varied relationship with the sea is reflected through these charming and historic works and includes rarely seen works conserved especially for the exhibition.
The exhibition runs from now until the 17th of March and is free, but with a suggested donation of £3. Whilst you’re over there it would be worth also popping in to Sticks Gallery too.
Painting: Air-Sea Rescue Launch D Type, 1943, Stephen Bone © Southampton City Art Gallery, presented by the War Artists Advisory Committee.