Visual Arts

Visual Arts

Winchester Schools GCSE Art Exhibition

5 – 14 July

Cathedral, South Nave Aisle

The Winchester Consortium of Secondary Schools is delighted to present a selection of its finest  CSE Art, Photography, Sculpture and Textiles work 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.

Image: Hare by Evie Scardthomas


Artist Rooms: Agnes Martin

7 July – 7 October

The career of Agnes Martin (1912-2004) spanned nearly five decades. During this time, she became one of America’s foremost abstract painters. Her style was underpinned by her deep belief in the emotive and expressive power of art. She strived to represent how nature made her feel and could make us feel - humble, joyous, free. For Martin, the horizontal line was her joy - the expanse of the horizon and open plain or the serenity of the sea. Her work offers a kind of spirituality and transcendence, with subtle colours that appear to project beyond the paintings themselves to engage all the senses. Their delicacy and vigour provoke awe and it is this combination of power and visual magnetism that has to be experienced. This exhibition draws from ARTIST ROOMS, a touring collection of over 1,600 works of modern and contemporary art by more than 40 major artists.

The collection is displayed across the UK through a touring programme, supported by Arts Council England, Art Fund and Creative Scotland.

Monday to Friday, 9am – 7pm, Saturday 9am – 5pm, Sunday 11am – 3pm

Creative Genius

7 July – 6 September

City Space, Winchester Discovery Centre

This exciting family-friendly summer exhibition tells the story of how creative human beings have had to make the tools and machines that have shaped our world, from the earliest manufactured metal tools of the Bronze Age to the latest 3D printing technology, including the world’s largest 3D-printed human figure. A story that has been 5,000 years in the making!

Also in City Space over these dates will be two small exhibitions by local young people inspired by the ARTISTS ROOMS : Agnes Martin exhibition in the upstairs gallery.

Monday – Friday 10am - 6pm, Saturday 10am - 5pm, Sunday 11am – 3pm

Creative Genius