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Current and Upcoming Exhibitions


Art Bugs: Treasure Chest

Upper Mezzanine Gallery Thursday 20 July – Thursday 31 August

An exhibition by the children of Art Bugs. This year's exhibition is based on the theme of protecting and hiding a precious treasure. For more information on Art Bugs click here

Sponsored by Portsdown DFAS.



Lost in Time: The Work of Lawrence Gleadle

Upper Mezzanine Gallery Monday 11 September – Friday 22 December

Lost in Time is an exhibition of 1930’s billboard advertisements by lithographic artist Lawrence Gleadle, which have been remastered with the help of local artist Kendal James. Lawrence Gleadle worked at Stafford and Co. printers in Nottingham. He started a five-year apprenticeship as an artist in 1923 at the age of 15, and went on to become the ‘Big Head Man’.  He would draw the portraits of the film stars or advertising characters and the background design for film and advertising posters.

By the 1930s Stafford was the largest poster printers in England. Lawrence kept samples of his work, including complete posters. When he left the company during the second world war, his work was bagged up and lost for nearly 80 years, until his son Goff discovered them and brought them back into the light.

A companion exhibition is being held at Art Space Portsmouth from 11 October – 22 October.

Saturday 28 October 11am-1pm: Meet and Greet

Come along to this free session to meet Lawrence’s son Goff Gleadle and local artist Kendal James, who help to revive Lawrence’s lost work so that it can be enjoyed today.



Open Exhibition 2018: Women, Suffrage and Art

Upper Mezzanine Gallery Monday 23 April - Thursday 29 June

In 2018 it will be 100 years since women won the right to vote, so to celebrate this, the theme for our Open Exhibition 2018 is Women, Suffrage and Art. The Spring’s Open Exhibition is an opportunity for local and regional artists to have their work displayed in our Upper Mezzanine Gallery. We will accept work in any medium that fits with the exhibition’s theme.

Submission deadline: 5pm on Wednesday 31 January 2018.
Submission charge: £10 for up to three pieces.

The Open Exhibition 2018 will run from Monday 23 April until Thursday 29 June.

Please visit our website or email for further details and to request an entry form.