Visual Arts


Visual Arts


Winchester Schools GCSE Art Exhibition

7–15 July

Cathedral, North Presbytery Aisle

The Winchester Consortium of Secondary Schools is delighted to present a selection of its finest GCSE Art, Photography, Sculpture and Textiles in the spectacular surroundings of Winchester Cathedral. The work on display demonstrates the rich and varied curriculum that the students experience during their GCSE course, showing a diverse range of skills, media and techniques. The exhibits have been produced by students at Henry Beaufort School, Kings’ School, Perins, Westgate and Osborne School.


Women Dancing with Gaia: Feminist Theological Visions

2017 ITP Art Exhibition from the Feminist Theology and Art Forum

24 June – 31 July

Link Gallery, West Downs Centre, University of Winchester

This exhibition arises from the Cosmic Walk project which attempts to place the divine on a wider canvas and understands women as agents within the evolutionary process, from the genetic level of the mitochondria, to the cultural and religious aspects of lived experience. The contributing artists are Megan Clay, Jill Coughman, Angie Devereux, Annette Esser, Deborah Ireland, Jana-Faye Jakumeit, Christine Kinsey, Heiki Knops, Eilean Lavelle, RKP and Rhian Jones.

Monday – Friday 9am – 6pm. Weekend opening may be restricted, please email to check.


the dance begins

Jane Austen 200

The Mysterious Miss Austen

13 May–24 July

The Gallery, Winchester Discovery Centre

This landmark exhibition will explore the intriguing question – who was Jane Austen? It will look at the author’s work, life and relationship to Hampshire; the centrepiece will be five portraits of Jane, together under one roof for the first time, and some of the very few surviving items that actually belonged to Jane – her silk pelisse coat, her purse and the manuscript of an alternative ending to Persuasion, in her own hand.

Jane’s Winchester: Malady and Medicine

13 May – 24 July

City Space, Winchester Discovery Centre

Jane Austen arrived in Winchester in May 1817 to receive treatment for her illness; this exhibition offers a vivid snapshot of the city in that fateful year – the sights and sounds she would have experienced, the hospitals and doctors who treated her, the friends and family who comforted her. Discover the final chapter in the life of an author who achieved immortality through some of the most beloved works in world literature.

Winchester Discovery Centre is open Monday – Friday 10am – 6pm, Saturday 10am – 5pm, Sunday 11am – 3pm

'High Street, Winchester' by G.S. Shepherd, c.1820