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Right Here: The City as Muse

27 March – 9 May 2015

Jilly Evans, Greg Gilbert, Greg Moss, Alys Scott Hawkins

Right Here explores the work of four artists who see the city of Southampton as a source of inspiration for their art. All of the artists live, work, or have spent their childhood in Southampton and so their view of the city comes from direct experience, historical and family associations, or the built environment. The connections made by these artists are both surprising and familiar.

This exhibition looks at how and why artists make work about the city. Jilly Evans uses textiles to explore the other side of domesticity and hidden histories. Greg Gilbert often works in miniature, using biro or pencil on paper with excerpts of family photos from his childhood in the 70s. Greg Moss photographs the industrial landscapes and workforces of the city to highlight an aspect that he feels is often overlooked and underestimated. Alys Scot Hawkins sketches urban life, recording her daily commute on the bus or noting aspects of the everyday that go unnoticed.

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Greg Moss: from Ford Factory series

For these four artists, Southampton is a place that inspires creativity, and the work they make ultimately contributes to the cultural fabric of the city.

Right Here is part of a series of exhibitions and workshops at the Showcase Gallery that have explored what it is like to live in Southampton and how people feel about living here. The gallery is pleased to work with Southampton City Art Gallery to draw together exhibitions at both venues that explore the city in different ways.

For further information about the exhibition contact Les Buckingham and Kate Maple: showcase@solent.ac.uk

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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