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  The Romantic Thread in British Art
Southampton City Art Gallery
5 February to 4 June, 2016
 
 

This exhibition has been drawn from Southampton’s outstanding collection of fine art and enhanced by important loans. It encompasses paintings, prints and drawings from the late eighteenth century to the present day and illustrates successive Romantic movements, a strong strand in British art history, that have emerged at times of anxiety and troubled world events. These include the high Romantic era of the early nineteenth century, the Pre-Raphaelites, the Pastoral Etchers, Neo-Romantics and environmentally engaged contemporaries.

Artists represented in this exhibition include William Holman Hunt, JMW Turner, Paul Nash, John Piper, Graham Sutherland, Keith Vaughan and Christopher Le Brun.

Admission Free

 
     
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Local Art Exhibitions
• St. Barbe Museum & Art Gallery Lymington
The Arborealists
23 April – 3 June 2016
Image: Annie Ovenden:Lightning Bolt

Back in 2013 we mounted a highly successful double exhibition Under the Greenwood – Picturing the British Tree. The second of the two exhibitions featured contemporary artists’ take on the subject and this show spawned The Arborealists, a group of artists who exhibit together to promote the theme of trees in contemporary art. We are now delighted to welcome them back to their point of origin!
The exhibition features new work by 36 painters, although all are united in their subject, they use an incredibly varied set of working practices. Among those exhibiting are: Jemma Appleby, Graham Arnold, Mary Anne Aytoun-Ellis, Jo Barry, Guillaume Brandy & Francis Dalschaertt, Tim Craven, Michelle Dovey, Dan Hays, David Inshaw, Ffiona Lewis, Fiona McIntyre, Wladyslaw Mirecki, Michael Porter, Howard Phipps and Celia de Serra.

 
• Russell-Cotes Bournemouth
Masks And Puppets From Around The World
10 April - 8 October 16
The Exhibition has been touring to major museums and galleries in the UK and Ireland since 2000. “The most colourful and vibrant exhibition ever seen in Cork” (Stella Cherry, Curator, Cork Public Museum, 2005). It was also voted “best touring exhibition” by the people of Portsmouth in the Portsmouth News 2008 while showing at Portsmouth Musuem & Art Gallery.
 
• Southampton City Art Gallery
Spirit of Place: Ben Johnson
5 February to 4 June, 2016
Image: JMW Turner, Fishermen upon a Lee Shore in Squally Weather, 1802

This exhibition has been drawn from Southampton’s outstanding collection of fine art and enhanced by important loans. It encompasses paintings, prints and drawings from the late eighteenth century to the present day and illustrates successive Romantic movements, a strong strand in British art history, that have emerged at times of anxiety and troubled world events. These include the high Romantic era of the early nineteenth century, the Pre-Raphaelites, the Pastoral Etchers, Neo-Romantics and environmentally engaged contemporaries.

 
 
Local Art Groups
  Lymington Arts Group
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Lymington
 
  Lymington Palette Club
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Lymington
 
  New Forest Art Society
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Lyndhurst
 
  The Woolanders
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Burley
 
  Christchurch Arts Guild
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Christchurch
 
  Isle of Wight Arts
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Isle of Wight
 
The main Art Galleries in the area
The Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum web
Russell-Cotes Road, Bournemouth BH1 3AA
See all of their 904 paintings
Housed in a beautiful Victorian villa on the cliff top over-looking Bournemouth beach.
The rooms inside are full of Victorian splendour housing an interesting collection of paintings, ceramics, sculptures and furniture.
 
Southampton City Art Gallery web
Commercial Rd, Southampton SO14 7LP
See all of their 1082 paintings
The gallery has a collection of over 3,500 works of art, spanning six centuries from the Renaissance to the present day. The Gallery is internationally renowned for its collection of contemporary works by British artists.
 
Paintings held by local museums
New Forest Museum See their paintings
Solent Sky Aviation Museum See their paintings
St Barbe Museum See their paintings
Kingston Lacy See their paintings
Poole Museum See their paintings
Red House Museum See their paintings
 
Art Lessons
The Solent Art School is run by Heather Jolliffe, who trained at the Royal Academy Schools of Art. There are weekly sessions in Lymington and Everton, as well as monthly workshops on life drawing, landscape and more.
 
Featured Gallery
  Robert Perera Fine Art
 
  The Perera family have had a long history in the fine art business including owning the New Forest Gallery and organising national exhibitions including Adolphe Valette (L.S.Lowry's teacher) in Manchester City Art Galley and Martin Snape in Portsmouth City Art Gallery. Robert Perera Fine Art  
   
  Mediterranean Harbour by D'Oyly John c.1950 original signed oil  
 
Art Galleries (shops)
Robert Perera Fine Art web
19 St. Thomas St, Lymington SO41 9NB
Robert Perera Fine Art has over two hundred pictures on display in the gallery, with paintings ranging from £50-£50,000. Subjects including marine, landscape and wildlife paintings in oil and watercolour and also traditional original prints in etching and woodblock.
 
Stephen Lees web
2 Quay Street, Lymington SO41 3AS
Stephen paintings are abstract, brightly coloured and uncomplicated. He uses acrylic paints and applies them using a palette knife and just like French artists he actually works in his shop.
 
Carlsens Fine Art web
8 St. Thomas St, Lymington SO41 9NA
The owner Dimitris Carlsen displays 21 local artists in the shop, the most famous being top equine artist Rosemary Sarah Welch. There are many local pictures with scenes from the New Forest and the Solent.
 
Coastal Gallery web
4 Southampton Rd, Lymington SO41 9GG
In addition to changing exhibitions, Coastal Gallery features an exciting collection of contemporary paintings, prints, sculptures and ceramics. Many of the pieces are inspired by the coast and the forest, created by artists, crafts people and designers who live and work in the local area.
 
Beaulieu Fine Arts web
High Street, Beaulieu, SO42 7YA
The five gallery rooms house work from contemporary artists with the displays constantly changing as new art arrives. Framing is done on the premises and advice is on hand to help choose from the wide selection of frame mouldings and mountboard.
 
Hatch Gallery web
7A Church Street, Christchurch BH23 1BW
Situated close to the Priory, Hatch specialises in British Contemporary Art, Ceramics, handmade jewellery and some driftwood furniture. The gallery has recently moved here from Kent and therefore has a wide range of artists exhibiting both from Kent and the West Country.
 
Lyndhurst Gallery web
68 High Street, Lyndhurst SO43 7BJ
Lyndhurst Gallery opened in summer 2010 and offers a selection of contemporary original paintings and limited editions by established British artists. Prices range from £100 to around £3000.