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The Winchester Gallery

Since 2012, The Winchester Gallery has been a hub for the Winchester School of Art (WSA) Research Centre, the Winchester Centre for Global Futures in Art Design & Media. Our mission is to showcase the wide array of talent at WSA. With this in mind, our exhibitions and events focus on the work of staff, students, and alumni, together with the network of curators, artists, designers, and researchers with whom we work locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally. The Winchester Gallery is also the home for our MA Contemporary Curation students. This course, and its gallery-based learning, offers students the opportunity to gain invaluable insights into the professional practice of curation.

At The Winchester Gallery we aim to involve students from BA, MA, and PhD courses of study and research in a variety of ways in the programming and activities of the gallery. Recent examples of this include our exhibition in November 2015 entitled Reading Room: Leaves, Threads, Traces. This was a new iteration of an exhibition curated by Amit Jain originally for the Sri Lankan Biennale in 2012 and reimagined again for the Kochi-Muziris Biennale in Kerala, India in 2014. For this version at WSA, we co-curated with Amit another reimagining of this exhibition of artists’ books, bringing his works from various South Asian artists into conversation with a selection of artists’ books from our Winchester School of Art Library Special Collections. This co-curation extended beyond just faculty at WSA to include our PhD students who collaborated in the gallery on the selection and layout and installation of the show, also producing the publicity material and interpretation text and invigilating the exhibition. The Winchester Gallery is proud to offer us opportunities like Reading Room to expand the opportunities our students have to research through myriad practices including curatorial practice. 

 

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We have exciting events and exhibitions programmed for The Winchester Gallery throughout the next few years. Our website here offers a gallery of images from some of our past exhibition highlights, as well as letting you know what’s coming up in the gallery at WSA. If you are interested in finding out more about what we do or would like to discuss a proposal for a future exhibition / event / project with us, please contact the gallery director Dr August Jordan Davis at a.j.davis@soton.ac.uk

 

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