City Space at Winchester Discovery Centre
Mayor’s Choice 2014 Exhibition
15 February - 16 March
A selection of paintings from Winchester City Council's art collection of local views and scenes graces this always popular exhibition.
Mayor's Choice is an annual show that gives visitors a rare opportunity to see pictures from the collections that are not usually on public display.
This year Cllr Ernie Jeffs, the 814th Mayor of the City, has included amongst his selection views of the handsome Georgian town of Alresford and the area of the Itchen Valley.
PORTRAITS 14 is a celebration of the art of portraiture across four cultural venues at the northern end of Jewry Street; The Gallery and City Space, both in Winchester Discovery Centre, the Artcafe and the Theatre Royal.
9 out of 10 Humans believe…
22 March – 20 April
22 March – 11 May
Three of the most exciting local artists - satirist Mark Michael, realist Evelina Dee-Shapland and expressionist Ben Mousley - present different aspects of the same ten personalities. Each collection of portraits is connected by statements about the subjects, some true, some hyperbole, others total fabrication.
The exhibition will also include ‘portraiture of the macabre’, a selection of 19th century plaster casts of the living and the dead once used in the now discredited ‘science’ of Phrenology, part of Winchester Museums collections.
Winchester Photographic Society Annual Exhibition
26 April – 18 May
Winchester Photographic Society's Annual Exhibition of prints and projected images showcases the very best of its members' work and is also open to photographers from around the world.
Today almost everyone has access to a camera in one for or another and the exceptionally high standard of images on view in this popular exhibition will provide inspiration for all photographers, professional and amateur alike.
Come along and see if you agree with the judges' selection of the best pictures in each category, and vote for your personal favourite.
Vision of the Past
24 May – 8 June
Vision of the Past is an exhibition that examines the social history of sight loss in Hampshire over the last 90 years.
Supported by The Heritage Lottery Fund, it tells the story of how changing attitudes and legislation have transformed the way that blind and partially sighted people live and work.
The exhibition focuses on the stories of ordinary people who, each in different ways, have led extraordinary lives, describing the devastation of loss, courageous new beginnings, their aspirations and challenges. From sailing ocean going yachts to climbing Sidney Harbour Bridge to the equally daunting achievement of leading normal lives in exceptional circumstances.
The exhibition will also contain some hands-on objects that will allow people to type their own Braille for example, orread a newspaper through specially made sight loss glasses.
Live Work Play: recent work by Hampshire architect
14 June – 6 July
Live Work Play is a new exhibition of architecture and urban design, staged by RIBA Hampshire and curated by author Lucy Bullivant, showcasing the rich work of Hampshire-based architects.
There is an architectural legacy in the region of high creative standards and deep responsiveness to society, and the exhibits feature a mix of considered, robust, elegant and ingenious designs, showing how a variety of highly talented local architectural practices have added value to a wide mix of client briefs, responding to today’s needs across ‘Live Work Play’.
A trip to Winchester Discovery Centre provides an opportunity to share in the history and culture of England's ancient capital.
A specially-designed exhibition area on the ground floor featuring a changing programme of exhibitions, ranging from displays drawn from the vast collections held by Winchester City Council's museums service to installations by some of our talented local artists. Every exhibition is brought to life by a range of talks, workshops and other activities such as object-handling sessions, with opportunities to explore new hobbies and interests or simply to lose yourself in another era.
With a special emphasis on families during the school holidays, the programme includes opportunities for everyone to participate, and to celebrate the special quality of the city and its surrounding towns and countryside.
Monday-Friday 10am – 6pm
Saturday 10am – 5pm
Sunday 11am – 3pm
360 degree panorama
- See inside City Space
You will need to have Quicktime on your computer to view the panoramas
This can be downloaded free