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Small Faces Open Exhibition

People's Portrait Project

3 March - 21 April 2017

Small Faces at Solent Showcase 31 March - 21 April 2017

Small Faces - People’s Portrait Project exhibition is a collective act of creativity with work made by the public, for the public. Anyone can submit work and no one will be turned away.

The gallery opens its doors to everyone, regardless of age or ability to encourage more creativity in the city. The aim is to make a floor to ceiling installation of portraits that covers the entire gallery in a sea of faces that reflects the community of Southampton and beyond.  

This ambitious project will only succeed with your help. Get your art materials ready, get creative and send your postcard sized portraits (6" x 4") to us by 1 February 2017 in any medium.

Post your entries to: Small Faces Exhibition, Showcase Gallery, Sir James Matthews Building, Southampton Solent University, 157-187 Above Bar Street, SO14 7NN Southampton.

You are welcome to submit your own work but also to work with groups in your local area. At Showcase Gallery we have artists available to support you to create group work. Please email us to find out how we can support you.

Key information

  • Submission deadline: Wednesday 1 February.
  • Private view: Thursday 2 March 2017.
  • For enquiries please email us or call 023 8201 2037.

Read the information sheet for more details about submitting your entry

Download the submission form

Read the full terms and conditions

Show us all what you're made of!

The Caravan Gallery

The Caravan Gallery is a collaboration between artists and photographers Jan Williams and Chris Teasdale, who use photography to document what they call the 'reality and surreality' of everyday life. Founded in 2000, The Caravan Gallery is a mobile exhibition space and itinerant social club on wheels housed in a 1969 mustard-coloured caravan. The venue has travelled thousands of miles taking contemporary art to unexpected locations and tens of thousands of people in Britain and abroad.

Find out more about The Caravan Gallery

extra{ordinary} - Photographs of Britain by the Caravan Gallery

21 October - 1 December

Solent Showcase is delighted to be hosting extra(ordinary), an exhibition of over 100 photographs made over the last 15 years that show the extraordinary in the everyday - an extraordinary record of social change since the millennium.

The Caravan Gallery - W Bruce Ship Painters Fraserburgh 2014 

In addition to the {extra}ordinary exhibition at the Showcase Gallery, The Caravan Gallery is also running exhibitions and events around Southampton city centre:

Southampton Pride of Place Project

108 East Street (next to Perry's art shop), Southampton SO14 3HD

Launch event: Thursday 3 November 2016, 5-8pm
Closing celebration: Wednesday 30 November 2016, 5-8pm

To complement their extra{ordinary} exhibition at Solent Showcase, artists Jan Williams and Chris Teasdale are turning an empty shop into a month-long alternative visitor information centre and participatory exhibition about the city. The project is open to everyone who would like to get involved and will grow day-by-day as people contribute stories, facts, objects, photographs, images, memories and memorabilia about Southampton to build a multifaceted picture of the city. The project will result in a publication which will aim to encapsulate Southampton as seen by the people who live and work here.

Find out more

Please check The Caravan Gallery website for events and updates.



Southampton Caravan Gallery Tour

During Autumn 2016, The Caravan Gallery are visiting six sites across the city to publicise extra{ordinary} at Solent Showcase Gallery, and to encourage people to get involved in the Southampton Pride of Place Project in the city centre. The exhibition inside this unique mobile gallery includes photographs from all over Britain, as well as Southampton. Details of dates and locations can be found on The Caravan Gallery website


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