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Aspex Visual Arts Trust

Aspex is a contemporary visual arts gallery in Portsmouth. It specialises in supporting contemporary artists at an early stage in their career and showcases new work being made at a regional, national and international level. A wide range of educational activities are also offered by Aspex to children and young people throughout the surrounding area.

 

 

Funding awards

  • 2012-2013: £117,000
  • 2013-2014: £117,000
  • 2014-2015: £117,000

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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

A day in the life of Blue (the blue tack man), by James Uzzell

Follow blue as he picks where he wants to go for the day and the adventures he comes across on the way.

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?.”

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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

Rabbit revolution

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.

Football Fuzionz

A film about football!

rebuilding gunwharf quays

A stop motion animation, by Brandon

Dog friends

Two dogs make friends.

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.

Participatory Art and Social Practice - Part Two

Keron Hatton discussing creativity and social pedagogy as part the seminar 'Participatory Art and Social Practice'. 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.

Participatory Art and Social Practice - Part Three

Delaine Le Bas, discussing her art and activist practice on 27 October 2011 as part the seminar 'Participatory Art and Social Practice'. 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.

Participatory Art and Social Practice - Part Four

Amy Lloyd talks about aspex' work at Kanes Hill as part of the conference on 27 October 2011. Funded by LCP via Interreg IV and made possible by the support of the University of Portsmouth, the conference was an opportunity for Social Work students and artists to get together to discover the parallels and differences between their two forms of practice.

Participatory Art and Social Practice - Part 5, Ania Bas 'Dissolution of Hierarchies'

Ania Bas performs 'Dissolution of Hierarchies at the Participatory Art and Social Practice seminar held on 27 October at the University of Portsmouth. Funded by LCP via Interreg IV and organised by aspex, the conference was an opportunity for Social Work students and artists to get together to discover the parallels and differences between their two forms of practice.

Participatory Art and Social Practice - Part Six

Barby Asante, Ania Bas, Delaine Le Bas, Kieron Hatton, Annabel Tremlett and Amy Lloyd chaired by Oliver Sumner discuss the outcomes of a day long seminar on 27 October. Funded by LCP via Interreg IV and made possible by the support of the University of Portsmouth, the conference was an opportunity for Social Work students and artists to get together to discover the parallels and differences between their two forms of practice.

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Contact details

The Vulcan Building
Gunwharf Quays
Portsmouth
PO1 3BF

50.793522, -1.1047

  • 50.793522 -1.1047

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