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Open Exhibition 2019

Open Exhibition 2019 - TEN

Wednesday 24 July – Friday 11 October


In the Sadler Gallery

A dual celebration of The Spring’s tenth anniversary and the wealth of local talent in Havant and the surrounding region!

Local artists, amateurs and enthusiasts will have submitted work, in all mediums, on the theme of ten and their work celebrated in this special exhibition in our main Sadler Gallery.


Video Installation


Anna Heinrich and Leon Palmer
Monday 9 September – Saturday 28 December, during opening hours
In the Mezzanine
An immersive video installation commissioned by The Spring

Merging contemporary visual arts with local heritage themes, Wellspring is a new installation from artists Anna Heinrich and Leon Palmer created especially for The Spring.

Havant is peppered with natural springs supplied by water that has been filtering through the chalk karst landscapes of the South Downs for thousands of years. It has shaped the industry and history of this area and yet this phenomenon remains discreet and mundane.

Wellspring takes an extraordinary look at the process of water moving over and through chalk and other materials, filmed in extreme slow motion on a high speed camera, to create a sculptural landscape.

Experience our special exhibition in the transformed Mezzanine, with accompanying soundscape to immerse you in an otherworldly, fictional landscape.

Heinrich and Palmer are internationally renowned video and projection artists, most famously known for their work Floe, as part of the Hull City of Culture celebrations 2017.

Meet the Artists 
Wednesday 20 November, 7.45pm
In the Harrison Room
Anna and Leon will be share their inspiration and the techniques of creating this installation and some of their previous work at this special talk.
Free but please book in advance.