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Mobile Symposium: The British Art Show and the Southampton Story

November 30, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm


In a day of interactive dialogue on the exhibition, artists and cultural leaders reflect on Southampton’s cultural growth and the history of the British Art Show.

Event details

Venue Southampton City Art Gallery
Time 11:00am – 6:00pm
Date Wednesday 30 November 2016
Type of event Talks and debates
Age Suitable for 14+

A chance to see the exhibition combined with panel discussions and Q&As with artists, curators and arts leaders from the region. The symposium will provide a platform for dialogue on the show, reflecting on present and past British Art Shows in Southampton and making reference to cultural developments in the city. What is the future shape of the British Art Show? Can it ignite the cultural prospects of a city? What do regional audiences want from our nationally-supported visual arts infrastructure?

Contributors include: Louise Coysh, Associate Director, Arts & Culture, University of Southampton; Stephen Foster, Director, John Hansard Gallery; Mikhail Karikis, Artist; Cllr Satvir Kaur, Cabinet Member for Communities, Culture & Leisure, Southampton City Council; Amanda King, Independent Visual Arts Professional; Roger Malbert, Head of Hayward Touring; Carol Maund, Coordinator of BAS8 Fringe, Southampton; Judith Robinson, Arts & Cultural Development Manager, Plymouth City Museum & Art Gallery; and Mike Tooby, Prof. Art & Design, Bath Spa University.

The event includes transport between exhibition venues and a buffet lunch. £5, book here


November 30, 2016
11:00 am - 6:00 pm


John Hansard Gallery
University Road SO17 1BJ

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John Hansard Gallery