What's on at Solent Showcase?


A Video Installation by Tony Steyger and Steve Hawley
Showcase Gallery,
12th December 2014 – 7th February 2015

What is our city that in its name is always a town?

And what does it do to the city’s self-image, when so many people arrive, and then almost immediately leave?

At the water’s edge, between our English home and elsewhere, waving goodbye, staying behind. But who are we, and what is our story?
STRANGER THAN KNOWN: SOUTH HOME TOWN explores the real and imagined identity of Southampton, celebrating its 50 years status as a city.

Artist Steve Hawley and documentary maker Tony Steyger have collaborated to create a site specific installation for Showcase Gallery. Using archive footage, slow motion video and drones, their work offers a vision of the city and its edges, glimpsing ghosts of the past to transform the everyday.

Alongside the gallery exhibition is a community art space showcasing the work local schools and colleges have contributed to the project during 2014, focusing on the theme of identity.

Exhibition preview: Thursday 11th December
Gallery opening times:
Monday – Friday 11am – 6pm
Saturday 11am – 5pm
Closed during Christmas from 22nd December – 4th January.

Solent Showcase Gallery is a public gallery located within Southampton Solent University and is a key factor in Southampton's emergent Cultural Quarter.

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