The Vulcan Building
023 9277 8080
aspex, Portsmouth's leading contemporary art gallery, provides a fantastic environment to take time out to discover contemporary visual art, to be inspired, learn to think differently, to try something new or just relax. We invite you to explore innovative, contemporary visual art with exhibitions, workshops and events hosted at our inspiring home in the Vulcan Building. Here you will find the work of artists from Portsmouth presented alongside internationally recognised names, and an education programme which encourages people of all ages to get involved with and enjoy contemporary visual art.
You can be sure there will be something new to see or do each time you visit - please see www.aspex.org.uk to se what's on.
Daily : 11.00 to 16.00
aspex offers a programme of Saturday and holiday workshops for toddlers to teenagers. Please see our website for more details.
aspex does not have its own collection, but specialises in supporting contemporary artists at an early stage in their career and is a showcase for new work being made at a regional, national and international level.
When we use the term ‘contemporary art’, we mean new work by living artists.
Artists working today use an enormous variety of techniques, including many that might not even be thought of as being ‘art’ in the traditional sense of painting or sculpture.
You can expect to see this variety of approaches reflected in the diverse and ever changing programme of exhibitions at aspex as contemporary artists try to create new ways of experiencing the world.
Photography, Fine Art
- 25 October 2013 — 26 January 2014 *on now
Ten artists have now been selected for this stage of the EMERGENCY6 open submission competition, and from these a winner will be chosen to receive the prize of a solo exhibition at Aspex in 2015, including a £1000 fee and up to £1000 production budget.
The selectors diligently studied submissions from almost 400 artists from all corners of the globe and eventually settled upon the following ten, whose work will be exhibited at Aspex between 25 October 2013 and 19 January
- Any age
- 11 November 2013 — 6 January 2014 *on now
11 artists have now be selected for the group show of CRAFT EMERGENCY, aspex‘s inaugural open submission for craft which will open in November this year. During this exhibition a winner will be chosen to receive the prize of a solo exhibition at aspex in 2015, which will include an artists fee and exhibition production support.
- Any age
Screen Printed Gifts with Claire Vine
- 10 December 2013 6:30-8:30pm
Join makers from 5AM: Five Artists Makers to create fun crafty items for the holiday season. This week, join Claire Vine AKA Elsy & Vine to create individual screen printed gifts for your friends and family!
Each session will give you a taster to skills the maker uses in their own work, and teach you how to get started with one of their favorite christmas crafts. You’ll leave the workshop with a completed item, ideas for more, info and crafty xmas 5am goodies. Tea, Coffee and seasonal treats included!
£20 per workshop. Call us on 023 9277 8080 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to book.
- Family friendly
£20 per workshop place.
Wire decorations with Syann Van Niftrik
- 17 December 2013 6:30-8:30pm
Join makers from 5AM: Five Artists Makers to create fun crafty items for the holiday season. This week, join experimental jeweller Syann Van Niftrik to make unique wire decorations for your Christmas tree or to give as gifts.
Each session will give you a taster to skills the maker uses in their own work, and teach you how to get started with one of their favourite christmas crafts. You’ll leave the workshop with a completed item, ideas for more, info and crafty xmas 5am goodies. Tea, Coffee and seasonal treats included!
£20 per workshop. Call 023 9277 8080 or email email@example.com to book.
£20 per workshop place