Following humble beginnings in Brougham Road, Southsea, we moved to the historic Vulcan Building on the waterfront at Gunwharf Quays in 2006 -- delivering an even more ambitious programme of exhibitions and events.
To mark this legacy, we're presenting '35 & Counting', an exhibition and online auction showcasing artists who have worked with us over the past twenty years.
Each piece will be sold in an online silent auction, with all proceeds supporting future artist residencies in our new, accessible artist studio. All of the exhibited artworks have been generously donated by the artists.
We will use the auction as an opportunity to launch its new fundraising initiative, supported by Arts Council England through its Catalyst: Evolve programme -- so every £1 raised through the auction will be matched by Arts Council England, doubling the donation!
One of the exhibiting artists, Joella Wheatley, was selected for ‘Platform’, a regional showcase of graduate work in 2012, returning to the gallery in 2014 for a solo show, ‘Forgotten Lines’.
Wheatley said: “Throughout my career, Aspex have given me support, confidence and opportunities for me to fulfill my ambitions, of which I have been incredible grateful.
Having a studio of my own is important for the development of my work. It gives time and space for the work to progress and grow without having any interruptions or limitations that you experience at home”.
Adam Bridgland Alison Carlier Charlie Tweed David Blandy David Burrows Delaine Le Bas Gordon Cheung Harold Offeh Heather & Ivan Morison Joella Wheatley Jon Lockhart Jonathan Parsons Jonny Hannah Malene Hartmann Rasmussen Neal Layton Nick Crowe & Ian Rawlinson Nils Norman Peter Lloyd Roger Palmer Ross Sinclair Sadie Tierney Simon Faithful S. Mark Gubb Steve Moberly Suki Chan Susan Collis Tanya Wood The Caravan Gallery Tim Machin