Rotate Response - 'Ask The Artist'
Aspex recently undertook a project and exhibition called 'Rotate Response'. We opened up our main gallery space to four artists who exhibited some existing works, but over a nine week period created various new pieces by responding to each others practice.
Within the course of the project we held our Easter Holiday Art Club, the attendees interviewed artists Jo Willoughby and Matt Parsons with regards to their work and involvement in Rotate Response.
Monsterville comes to Aspex!
Our little monsters joined Emma & Amy in the first of our first Easter holiday workshops for three days of model making, puppets, masks, photography and collage. The grand finale was the creation of our own beasts to star in a stop motion animation where the monsters took over Portsmouth!
Our holiday workshops run thoughout half terms and school holidays - check out http://www.aspex.org.uk/participate/holiday-workshops/ for more information
James' Aspex tour
An abstract tour of the Aspex art gallery and a how to get there guide, all made while I was on work experience at the gallery.
POMPEY TALKS POMPEY
“Pompey Talks Pompey” is a 25 minute film commissioned by aspex and created by filmmaker Annis Joslin exploring attitudes and ideas around the question “What next for Culture in Portsmouth?.”
Pompey Talks Pompey - "Now That Was Art"
A short extract from Annis Joslin's film "Pompey Talks Pompey", which premiered at the What's Next for Culture in Portsmouth? conference at the New Theatre Royal earlier this year. Watch this space for more
We decided to make a small but powerful statement about the future in Gunwharf Quays. The children were disturbed that a ceremonial cannon blast was let off each day. So in response we used one of the revolution rabbits to help us.
We Fund The Futurators!
The Futurators are a group of young curators who are working with aspex. Their show 'Portshhhhmouth!' opens on 24 March.
This video was created to promote their fundraising, and a We Fund site will shortly be available for donation.
Aiming High on TV!
aspex runs fun, creative workshops for children on the autistic spectrum and with Special Educational Needs. In October 2011 we made our own TV channel - you can watch it too! To find out more about the project visit www.aspex.org.uk/education
This project is made possible by the support of Portsmouth City Council.
Participatory Art and Social Practice - Part One
Annabel Tremlett's 'Finding a Space - Academia and Community', delivered as part of a the Participatory Art. Funded by LCP via Interreg IV and made possible by the support of the University of Portsmouth, the conference was organised by aspex as an opportunity for Social Work students and artists to get together to discover the parallels and differences between their two forms of practice.