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Stuart Whipps, John Hansard Gallery. Credit Thierry Bal
Stuart Whipps, John Hansard Gallery. Credit Thierry Bal
Aura Satz
Aura Satz
Cartographic Operations, Level 4 Gallery
Cartographic Operations, Level 4 Gallery
Beyond Cartography: Safeguarding Historic Maps and Plans, Special Collections Gallery
Beyond Cartography: Safeguarding Historic Maps and Plans, Special Collections Gallery
Matt Rhonda sculpture on campus. Credit Thierry Bal
Matt Rhonda sculpture on campus. Credit Thierry Ball
Barbara Hepworth, Two Forms in Echelon. Credit Thierry Bal
Barbara Hepworth, Two Forms in Echelon. Credit Thierry Bal
Studio 144. Credit Thierry Bal
Studio 144. Credit Thierry Bal

Engage in world-class contemporary art

Discover world-class contemporary art at John Hansard Gallery at the University’s Highfield campus. An innovative education and public programme is accompanied by special community-focused projects.

New city-centre home

In 2017, the John Hansard Gallery relocates to Studio 144, a purpose built, city-centre arts complex in Southampton along with Nuffield and film organisation City Eye.

Sculpture Collection

The University’s campuses are home to a collection of permanent sculptures by leading international artists including Barbara Hepworth and Conrad Shawcross.

Discover our sculptures

Exhibitions and arts groups

The Winchester Gallery, Winchester School of Art’s dedicated gallery for visual art presents a year-long programme of exhibitions and events. Alongside this, there are a number of visual art student groups including life drawing and knitting at WSA, supported by Union Southampton.

A renowned national collection

Southampton City Art Gallery is internationally renowned for its permanent collection that features around 5,300 works.

University’s Special Collections and exhibitions

The University of Southampton’s Special Collections team present an exhibition programme drawn from the archives in the Special Collections Gallery and contemporary creative practice from the University and the wider region in the Level 4 Gallery, in the Hartley Library Building, Highfield Campus.

Special Collections exhibitions and events
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WSA

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Studio 144

Studio 144

Learn about Southampton’s major arts complex

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