John Hansard Gallery

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The John Hansard Gallery, based at the University of Southampton’s Highfield campus, is one of Britain’s leading public galleries of contemporary visual art. Proud of its academic situation, the Gallery plays a key role in the cultural life of the campus and the city, drawing a wide local, national and international audience to its esteemed programme of exhibitions and events. The Gallery’s highly regarded programme by British and international artists regularly tours throughout the UK and overseas. We are listed in the Good Gallery Guide. The Gallery has strong links with the local community providing extensive education programmes.

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Tue-Fri 1100-1700, Sat 1100-1600

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Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.

EYES FOR BLOWING UP BRIDGES: Joining the dots from the Situationist International to Malcolm McLaren

  • 26 September — 14 November 2015 *on now

From Situationism to Beat to Punk, Eyes For Blowing Up Bridges unites a group of remarkable radical artists, poets, writers and activists who initiated, perpetrated and influenced a range of seminal post-war alternative movements.

Presenting rarely exhibited material – including cut-ups, film, video, sound and slide, as well as self-published books, pamphlets, anarchist propaganda, punk ephemera and graphics – the exhibition examines the creative interplay between William Burroughs, Guy Debord, Asger Jorn, Alexander Trocchi and King Mob, and their collective influence on Malcolm McLaren in his endeavours to disrupt the cultural and social status quo from the 1960s to his premature death in 2010.

Suitable for

  • Any age


John Hansard Gallery
University of Southampton
SO17 1BJ




023 8059 2158


023 8059 4192

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