Curious Replicas by Yvon Bonenfant
Southampton based artist Yvon Bonenfant has created a number of interactive installations that have been well received all over the world, but for the Fringe the Associate Artist exhibits for the first time in his hometown. Opening Friday 18 Nov in the Central Library & City Art Gallery Lobby is a fun for all quirky way to interact with and become the art yourself!
Every time you speak, your voice streams forth into the world. And every time you style it, so does your hair. What if your voice were hair? The spellbinding console Curious Replicas invites you to add bounce, curl, twist and shine to your voice, to alter its body, and to play with its drama, while you listen in real time – as privately, or as publicly, as you like. ‘Our voice-styling magic even lets you touch your voice’s texture as it transforms’.
Winter Open Studios at The Sorting Office
Join Eastleigh artist space The Sorting Office for a weekend of art, craft and festivities! With plenty to see, do and buy, Winter Open Studios is the perfect way to get into that Christmas feeling. Chat with resident artists, partake in crafts, and purchase unique gifts handcrafted by designer-makers, all whilst soaking up the friendly, festive atmosphere.
The Saturday opening also coincides with the Christmas in Eastleigh & Family Fun Day, complete with a food fair, and of course the Eastleigh Christmas Lights Parade beginning at 5, so if festivities are your thing, this is certainly a day not to be missed.
Mono by HAHAGallery
Mono is an Artist Moving Image Initiative which showcases the works of 14 artists. The videos are 5 minutes each and are created by local artists. The HAHA Gallery on Northam Road is hosting the event to show the breadth of contemporary vidoe practices. The event has already been well booked but there are still a few place left, please RSVP to >>email@example.com
Winter Art Exhibition by Studio 77
Taking hyperlocal inspiration for their paintings, see this exhibition of work by painters who have attended the Studio 77 workshops. There are original scenes of Southampton and Shirley as well as a broader range of Hampshire sights. Showing in the Park Life Community Room located in St. James’ Park 18-20 Nov the art exhibition takes a look at the scenes of exceptional value and beauty in the local area.
VENUE SPOTLIGHT – THE ART HOUSE
If you’re looking for a place that is progressive, inclusive, sustainable and shares their space with a huge variety of local and emerging artists, The Art House is for you. Showing everything from theatre to music and art, this City Centre based venue offers a local grassroots feel with a wonderful selection of organic, locally-sourced food and drink. People come from across the city to meet for language practice, there’s a buskers cafe every weekend and a great selection of unique acts that you won’t see in the Guildhall.
This weekend is no different in terms of the excellent offer provided by the Art House: There’s live music from folk singer-songwriter Martha Tilston, a discussion on Climate Change and the buskers cafe to provide you with a surprise selection of musicians as you enjoy the local food and drink made by committed volunteers. If you would like more information on the ethos behind the Art House, event or are thinking about volunteering yourself please visit https://thearthousesouthampton.org/